China’s Minister of National Defense warned foreign powers not to operate warships and aircraft close to its territorial waters and blamed Washington for recent provocative encounters between U.S. and Chinese units. Read More
Tag Archives: Taiwan Strait
SHANGRI-LA: Austin Says U.S. Will Stand Up to ‘Bullying’ in the Western Pacific, New Zealand Declines Chinese Offer for Military Exercises
The U.S. will support its allies and partners when they defend themselves against coercion and bullying in the Western Pacific, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a speech on Saturday. Read More
VIDEO: Chinese Warship Harasses U.S. Destroyer in Taiwan Strait Transit
This post has been updated with a video of the incident and new photos from the U.S. Navy.
A People’s Liberation Army Navy warship cut across the bow of a U.S. guided-missile destroyer on Saturday while it was transiting the Taiwan Strait, according to a report from embarked journalists. Read More
Destroyer Makes First U.S. Warship Taiwan Strait Transit of 2023
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) made the first Taiwan Strait transit of 2023, the Navy announced Thursday. Read More
Bombers Could Help Australia Deter China During Transition to Nuclear-Powered Submarines
Bombers, long-range strike missiles and large undersea unmanned systems could help Canberra deter China until it has nuclear-powered attack submarines, Australian and American security experts agreed Wednesday. Read More
USS Higgins Joins Canadian Warship to Transit Taiwan Strait
USS Higgins (DDG-76) conducted a Taiwan Strait transit on Tuesday, the Navy announced. Read More
China Criticizes U.S. Navy Taiwan Strait Transits, F-35B ‘Lightning Carrier’ USS Tripoli Now in South China Sea
Two U.S.warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday — the first since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited Taiwan, sparking increased tensions between Washington and Beijing.
McMaster: Taiwan Could Prove Difficult for China to Invade
Despite China’s recent aggression toward Taiwan, former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster argued this week that Taiwan “not an easy military problem” for Beijing to solve. Read More
USS Benfold Transits Taiwan Strait Following South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Ops
USS Benfold (DDG-65) transited the Taiwan Strait Tuesday, less than a week after its freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea irked the Chinese government. Read More
U.S. Cruiser Transits Taiwan Strait Days After Chinese Naval, Air Exercises
This story has been updated to include comments from Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.
Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73) transitioned the Taiwan Strait Tuesday, the Navy announced in a release. Read More