U.S. Aegis cruiser deployed at Yokosuka Base Passing through the Taiwan Strait China Fighting System or February 16 at 6:46
The U.S. Navy has revealed that an Aegis cruiser deployed at Yokosuka Base in Kanagawa Prefecture has passed the Taiwan Strait on March 15, and it is thought that it is aimed at restraining China from increasing pressure on Taiwan.
The U.S. Navy's Fleet No. 7 told NHK that the Aegis cruiser Chancellors Building, located at Yokosuka Base in Kanagawa Prefecture, passed the Taiwan Strait on March 15 local time.
A spokesman for the Seventh Fleet said, "The United States is committed to the free and open Indo-Pacific, and the U.S. Navy will continue to navigate and fly wherever international law permits." Said.
This is the second time a U.S. Navy vessel has crossed the Taiwan Strait.
Since the re-election of Democratic President Tsai Ing-wen, who has a strong stance on China, last month, China has stepped up pressure on Taiwan by flying military bombers around Taiwan for two consecutive days on September 9 and 10. I am.
The U.S. military is flying bombers around Taiwan this month, and it is thought that it aims to restrain China from increasing pressure on Taiwan.