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China Scrambles Warships, Fighter Jets as US Destroyer Crosses Taiwan Strait

Sputnik International

By Rishikesh Kumar _ November 23, 2021

The naval and air activity in the Taiwan Strait has intensified as self-governed island vows to maintain its autonomous country status. Chinese President Xi Jinping had warned his US counterpart Joe Biden during their virtual meeting on 11 November, saying any encouragement to Taiwan would be akin to “playing with fire”.
On Tuesday, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said that the US side “created security risks and undermined regional stability” by sending its guided-missile destroyer USS Milius to the Taiwan Strait.

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