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Beijing Protests Latest U.S. FONOP In Taiwan Strait

July 20 2022


The Chinese government has protested the latest freedom of navigation operation by a U.S. Navy warship in the Taiwan Strait, reports the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).

On Tuesday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed through international waters in the Taiwan Strait, the U.S. 7th Fleet said on Wednesday. This was the third time in a week that the warship had passed through waters claimed by Beijing.

The Benfold also sailed near the disputed Spratly and Paracel...

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