CHINA / MILITARY
PLA monitors US warship movement in Taiwan Straits, ready against provocations
Published: Jul 29, 2021 09:22 AM
Two fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Southern Theater Command taxi in formation toward the flightline for a live-fire flight training exercise on July 13, 2021. Photo: China Military Online

Two fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Southern Theater Command taxi in formation toward the flightline for a live-fire flight training exercise on July 13, 2021. Photo: China Military Online



The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command monitored a US warship when it sailed through the Taiwan Straits in yet another provocative move on Wednesday, the command's spokesperson revealed on Thursday.

The command organized maritime and aerial forces, tracked and monitored the USS Benfold guided missile destroyer through its entire course when it made a transit in the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson of the command, in the statement.

Its repeated provocations show that the US is the biggest destroyer of peace and stability as well as maker of security risks in the Taiwan Straits, Shi said.

Troops of the PLA Eastern Theater Command stand ready to deal with all kinds of threats and provocations, and are determined, confident and capable of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the spokesperson said.

Global Times


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