US officials said the destroyers USS Benfold (pictured) and USS Mustin carried out the passage. Photo: US Navy

Beijing hits out at Washington for ‘playing Taiwan card’ after US warships sail through strait

Mainland’s Taiwan affairs chief says Taiwanese people ‘should clearly understand the real purpose behind these US moves’

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US officials said the destroyers USS Benfold (pictured) and USS Mustin carried out the passage. Photo: US Navy
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.