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China’s Maneuver in Open Waters of Taiwan Strait ‘Unsafe,’ Violates International Law: US Indo-Pacific Command

The United States military has criticized the Chinese communist party’s latest aggression against a U.S. ship in the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese military overtook the USS Chung-Hoon, forcing it to slow down in order to avoid a collision, violating maritime ‘Rules of the Road’ of safe passage in international waters. The U.S. and its allies are committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific, while China is hoping to win influence in Taiwan’s domestic politics.