The U.S. military announced that a Chinese destroyer crossed the Taiwan Strait at a distance of about 3 meters in front of the Chinese Navy as U.S. and Canadian naval vessels passed through the Taiwan Strait jointly on March 140.
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command announced that a Chinese Navy destroyer committed a dangerous act when the U.S. Navy missile destroyer "Changhoon" passed through the Taiwan Strait with a Royal Canadian Navy frigate on the 3rd.
According to the report, while the "Changhoon" and others were sailing in the Taiwan Strait from south to north, a Chinese Navy destroyer overtook them from the left and crossed them about 140 meters in front of the "Changhoon".
The "Changhoon" said it slowed down to avoid a collision while keeping its course.
It is then that the destroyer of the Chinese Navy crossed again from the right side at a position of about 1800 meters ahead of the "Changhoon" and remained in the position of the left front.
The Indo-Pacific Command accused the Chinese Navy destroyer of approaching to a distance of about 140 meters, "violating maritime rules of safe navigation in international waters."
China has objected to the U.S. military's regular navigation of its naval vessels in the Taiwan Strait.
This time, the ships of the two countries approached extremely close in the waters at the site, and the U.S. military seems to be deepening its concern about China's response, saying that it could lead to an unintended collision.
Chinese military Eastern Theater spokesman: "Dealt with in accordance with laws and regulations"
A spokesman for the Eastern Theater, which has jurisdiction over Taiwan and other areas of the Chinese military, issued a statement on the evening of March 3 in which U.S. and Canadian military vessels jointly passed through the Taiwan Strait, saying, "We organized naval and air forces to monitor and vigilant the entire journey and respond in accordance with laws and regulations."
He then warned that "troops in the war zone will respond to all threats and provocations, and resolutely safeguard the sovereignty and security of the nation and the peace and stability of the region."