China warns that the United States is the "Creator of Security Risks" in the Taiwan Strait
After a routine trip through the water ways, China has given warning to the United States as tensions rise concerning Taiwan's security...
According to Chinese military officials, the United States is becoming the “creator of security risks” in the Taiwan Strait due to its [U.S.] provocations there. The statement comes after more United States warships were sailing through the waterways. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said the USS Benfold destroyer conducted a Taiwan Strait transit that was completely “routine” and “in accordance with international law.”
This has been a routine carried out by the United States for a while typically at least once a month. According to the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command, it followed the Naval ship throughout and warned it. In a statement, they said, "The frequent provocations and showing off by the United States fully demonstrate that the United States is a destroyer of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and a maker of security risks in the Taiwan Strait. Theatre forces remain on high alert at all times and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity."
The Navy responded, saying the ship "transited through a corridor in the Strait that is beyond the territorial sea of any coastal State.”
"The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the United States' commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific."
The Navy added.