China has condemned the passage of a US Navy warship and a coast guard vessel through the Taiwan Strait.
A statement published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense said that the passage of US ships through the waters between China and Taiwan was a provocative act, and posed a threat to the peace and stability of the region.
The statement “strongly” condemned the passage of US ships through the Taiwan Strait.
The US Navy also announced that the destroyer “USS Kidd” and the Coast Guard ship “Monroe” twice through the strait.
The US Navy said in a statement that the “lawful” passage of ships through the Taiwan Strait “demonstrates the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific.”
Arms deal between the United States and Taiwan
On August 17, China began military exercises in waters near Taiwan, where there has been a dispute over sovereignty, and said the aforementioned exercise is necessary to protect the country’s independence.
The arms deal signed between the United States and Taiwan has also increased tensions between China and Taiwan.
The administration of US President Joe Biden approved the sale of arms to Taiwan on August 4, which is expected to reach $750 million.
Under the approved arms deal, the United States will sell 40 M109 self-propelled howitzers.
Plus 1,700 precision guidance kits to Taiwan, which is expected to cost $750 million.
The conflict between China and Taiwan
After the Chinese Communist Party led by Mao Zedong seized power in 1949 in the civil war that erupted after World War II in China, the People’s Republic of China was declared.
Members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) came to Taiwan, led by Chiang Kai-shek, settled in Turkey, and declared independence.
He claimed that the power of the “Republic of China”, which was established in 1912, continued on the island.
Although this initiative was not accepted by China, Taiwan representatives represented China at the United Nations General Assembly until 1971.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Taiwan’s position in international organizations became uncertain with the acceptance of the Beijing government as the sole legitimate representative of China.
This is in the United Nations General Assembly vote in 1971 after many countries changed their diplomatic relations preferences from the Republic of China to the People’s Republic of China.
The Beijing administration, which adopts the principle of “one China”, argues that it represents only China in the international community.
It opposes the establishment of independent diplomatic relations with Taiwan with the countries of the world, and its representation in the United Nations and other international organizations.