China has been infuriated by repeated U.S. sailings near the islands it occupies and controls in the South China Sea, saying it has irrefutable sovereignty and has accused the United States of deliberately stoking tension.
China has also been angered by U.S. warships sailing through the Taiwan Strait, including one last week, also the first such operation under the Biden administration.
The United States Navy had sent a guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Strait on Feb. 4, 2021, the first time a US warship has gone through the waterway that separates China and Taiwan during the Biden administration. The issue of Taiwan has been one the first big foreign policy challenges for US President Joe Biden.
Speaking in Taipei, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said U.S. ships and aircraft carrying out freedom of navigation operations was reassuring, adding this demonstrates the clear U.S. attitude towards challenges to the security status quo in the Indo-Pacific region.
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This operation showcases USAF unwavering commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region through the employment of strategic forces from around the globe.
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