The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), seen here during an exercise in the Western Pacific, passed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday. (US Navy)

SCMP/Reuters: US Navy sends two warships through Taiwan Strait, risking friction with Beijing

* The destroyer USS Stethem and cargo and ammunition ship USS Cesar Chavez went through the strategic waterway on Monday
* It was the second such transit in about a month

The United States sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday as the US military increased the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

The second such voyage in about a month risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.


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