PLA monitors US warship in Taiwan Straits
Published: 11:35 AM, 16 October 2020 Updated: 02:21 PM, 16 October 2020
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command naval and air forces closely monitored the US warship sailed through China’s Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, said.
The US has been frequently sending misleading signals to those separatists on the island which is seriously damaging peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits, spokesperson Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui for the PLA, said in a statement.
The Eastern Theater Command forces are always on high alert and it will take all necessary means to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Colonel Zhang Chunhui added.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, when the foreign media reported that the US is moving forward with the latest batch of arms sales to the island of Taiwan, the US warship’s Taiwan transit came to light.