US ships and planes to make new passages in the Taiwan Strait

China had launched war exercises last week around Taiwan, which it claims as part of its territory, in reaction to the visit of the American Nancy Pelosi.

American ships and planes will make new passages in the Taiwan Strait “in the next weeksdespite growing tensions with China over the island, a senior US official said on Friday (August 12th).

American forces”will continue to fly, navigate or operate wherever international law permitssaid Kurt Campbell, White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific. “This includes conventional air and sea crossings through the Taiwan Strait in the coming weeks.»

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High level of tension

American forces”will continue to fly, navigate or operate wherever international law permits“, he continued, without specifying the nature of the deployments carried out in the strait or their schedule. A “ambitious roadmap “on trade will also be revealed”in the next few dayssaid Kurt Campbell. Mr Campbell said the Biden administration “would continue to strengthen (its) ties with Taiwan, including by continuing to advance our economic and trade relations“. Criticizing China’s decision to end its cooperation with the United States on the climate, the senior official said that Washington continued to keep the communication channels “openwith Beijing.

Beijing last week launched unprecedented war drills around Taiwan, which it claims to be part of its territory, in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing democracy. China’s week-long air and sea drills have pushed tensions in the region to their highest level in years.


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