According to the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Milius, it conducted a “routine Taiwan Strait Transit” through international waters. This was in accordance with international laws.
“The US commitment towards a free and open Indo-Pacific is demonstrated by the ship’s transit through Taiwan Strait. It stated that the United States military is free to fly, sail, and operate wherever international law permits.”
China didn’t immediately respond.
Last month, the Chinese military condemned both the United States of America and Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait. It claimed that they were threatening peace, stability, and security in the region.
Although the United States does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it is its largest international backer as well as an arms supplier.
Beijing considers Taiwan the most important and sensitive issue in its relations to Washington.