Since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in early August, the U.S. Navy sailed the Taiwan Strait with two warships on Sunday.
The USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville are on scheduled flights, the US 7th Fleet said.
The cruiser passed through the strait corridor beyond the territorial waters of the coastal state, the statement said.
After Pelosi visited the autonomous islands in response to the Chinese government’s threats, China conducted a number of military exercises in the Strait in an attempt to punish Taiwan.
Since Pelosi’s visit, China has sent a number of warships, sent military aircraft and launched long-range missiles through the Taiwan Strait and waters around Taiwan.
It regards the islands as part of its territory and opposes any visit by any foreign government that recognizes Taiwan as its own.
The United States regularly deploys ships to the Taiwan Strait as part of Operation Freedom of Navigation.
A 100-mile-wide (160-kilometer-wide) strait separates Taiwan from China.
(Only the headlines and photos in this report may have been modified by Business Standard staff. The rest of the content is auto-generated from syndicated feeds.)