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Two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China

The Times of Israel  reports: “Two United States warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the American navy said, the first such transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island.

In a statement, the US Navy said the passage ‘demonstrates the United States’ commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.’

Tensions in the Taiwan Strait soared to their highest level in years this month after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei.

Beijing reacted furiously, staging days of air and sea exercises around Taiwan. Taipei condemned the drills and missile tests as preparation for an invasion…”

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