Canadian warship sails near Taiwan amid heightened China tensions
Taiwan’s defence ministry said the Canadian warship sailed into Taiwan Strait from the South China Sea.
3 Oct 2020
A Canadian warship has sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the island’s defence ministry said on Saturday, a voyage that comes at a time of heightened military tension between China and Taiwan and which could anger Beijing.
China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has stepped up its military activity around the island in the past few weeks, including sending fighter jets to cross the unofficial midway line buffer in the strait.
Taiwan’s defence ministry said the Canadian corvette had sailed into the Taiwan Strait from the South China Sea and was heading in a northerly direction after leaving the waterway.
This stuff goes on a lot, Russian planes over Alaska or Great Britain and I think we flew over Russia recently as well, Turkey and Greece, and so on.