The Chinese military on Wednesday denounced the US as the “creator of security risks” after a US warship transited the Taiwan Strait.
The US Navy destroyer USS Benfold made the passage through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday after challenging Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea twice by sailing near Chinese-controlled islands.
“The frequent provocations and showing off fully show that the US is the destroyer of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the creator of security risks in the Taiwan Strait,” China’s People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command said in a statement.
On Saturday, the Benfold sailed near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea to challenge Beijing’s claims. A few days earlier, the Benfold sailed close to the disputed Paracel Islands. Around the same time, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its strike group entered the South China Sea.
The uptick in US military activity in the region comes as tensions are soaring between US and China over Washington’s growing ties with Taiwan. Media reports said Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be visiting Taiwan next month, which will mark the first time in 25 years that a sitting House speaker makes the trip.
China has strongly denounced Pelosi’s plans and warned it would respond. “China will take strong and resolute measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The US must assume full responsibility for any ensuing consequences,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
19 thoughts on “China Calls US ‘Creator of Security Risks’ After US Warship Transits Taiwan Strait”
Only on this issue I am supporting Americans and western people maintaining to keep sailings by warships South China sea and maintaining that is a normal practice and completely ignoring whatever China says or do.
Invasion of Taiwan didn’t materialised although timing for Taiwan invasion couldn’t be any riper than last 3 months, although Shi Jing ping cornered himself to promising and giving impression to Chinese that he would invade,
Amazing no commie traitors trolls are attacking you. AGREED.
Don’t be such an obvious dufus. Please?
I knew Rambo, and you aren’t one.
It was normal practice for Soviet ships to sail in internatonal waters to Cuba too. But JFK thought different, and you disagreed with JFK, because he was against “normal practice”?
F U and your lab virus Jinpin. We’re comin for ya.
Our bio lab at Ft Detrick, MD was shut down in Jul 2019, and a mysterious respiratory illness affecting nursing home patients in Jul 2019 in Virginia (reported at the time on CBS News broadcast) – Greenspring Retirement Community – 3 dead! Maybe China should start demanding investigations of this.
Why would we forget about and not ever mention the Wuhan Military Games held in Wuhan China Oct 18 -27, 2019, with 9,308 military athletes from around the world competing, including 172 US military athletes. What a golden opportunity for a false flag release of the virus or a us military athlete or supporting member infected who visited Wuhan and then blame it on China?
Well, maybe if China would allow the WHO to do a proper and full investigation into the matter, we would know? Maybe they wouldn’t be requesting the data to deleted if they had nothing to hide?
I don’t doubt for a second that someone in big pharma or our own government might have released it. I just don’t think that’s where the existing evidence points. A small incident like you describe proves nothing, but certainly arouses suspicion.
Have you considered the possibility that there are no good guys and we might just agree more than you think outside of your gushing affection for authoritarians? Nothing you post on here is going to convince me I’d want to live under a Puntin or Jinpin government. I know the United States is no longer the beacon of hope, justice and opportunity it once was, but at least there’s spirit and fragments of a great society left.
Perhaps the difference is although I understand the level of malice and corruption in our own house, I still hold on to hope that if enough people recognize it and take their head off their smart phone for a minute to THINK, we might be able to over come it.
Maybe if we did the same things we want others to do .
Ok, maybe, maybe the world is run by a bunch of $h!theads including us. That’s the conclusion I draw. I still have to root for my $h!theads, because I’m stuck in the middle, again.
Wuhan Iab can delete data in ‘explosive’ legal agreement with U.S. lab – U.S. Right to Know
Yes, yes, Democratic Republic.
But we’d break up the RNC and DNC, limit how large parties can become, limit corporate influence by abolishing Citizens United and capping the amount candidates can get from individual and corporate donors, add term limits in both the Judicial branch and Senate. And changing our electoral system to compulsory voting similar to Australia.
Sorry, somehow I lost the first part of my post:
Ok, so if you new Rambo, I know some that did, few questions for you:
Are you a US Citizen?
Where you born here?
If you could choose a system of government, what would it be?
YEs/YEs/A benevolent one
And god damn you for making me think about what you just posted. My mother is in nuclear, and her colleagues were visiting a plant in China in November of 2019. They claim that they already knew about it over there and that outbreaks were occurring. I’m not saying that what you propose is true, but I don’t know it to be any more untrue than my own speculations are about China. Some scary $h!t is goin down, that’s one thing we can probably agree on. And I don’t want war. I’m freaked out and just trolling you because I thought you were just harassing me and trolling me initially. I have no desire for war, I’m anti war. I am not a nationalist. I don’t hate any other people for being in a country. We seem to have very opposing views on Putin and Jinpin, but that’s life. We can disagree, yet still learn from one another and be friends. That used to be called, progress.
Appears Washington is trying to provoke an incident, … maybe wanting to distract from Ukraine prepatory to diminuendo there before winter, … likely receiving cri de coeur from its Euro allies, most notably Germany.
A public service to save others from looking it up:
cri de cœur
/ˌkrē də ˈkər/
a passionate appeal, complaint, or protest.
“a patriotic cris de coeur”
Looks like we want to control the world. Then we laughingly accuse others of what is apparent we are trying to do.
Biden has a long history of diplomacy with China. Help????
China has strongly denounced Pelosi’s plans and warned it would respond. “China will take strong and resolute measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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