The Str6aits Times
Date: Dec 19, 2020
China, which claims democratically-run Taiwan as its own territory, has been angered by stepped-up US support for the island, including arms sales and sailing warships through the Taiwan Strait, further souring Beijing-Washington relations.
The US Navy said the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin had conducted "a routine Taiwan Strait transit (on) Dec 19 in accordance with international law".
"The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," it added. [FULL STORY]