Radio Taiwan International
Date: 25 March, 2019
By: Natalie Tso
A United States navy vessel and a coast guard ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday. The boats were a guided missile destroyer, the USS Curtis Wilbur, and the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf. It was the third time this year that US vessels have passed through the area.
A US military statement said the ships transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrated the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Despite objections from China, the US military has continued to increase its presence in this strategic channel.