United States Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is anchored in Tsim Sha Tsui’s Ocean Terminal on Monday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

US coastguard vessel visits Hong Kong flying a flag of friendship, but Beijing protests Taiwan Strait journey amid trade war tension

  • The Bertholf makes the second port call by a US military ship in six months
  • Ship’s operations near Taiwan described as ‘provocative’ US action
Topic |   US-China relations

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United States Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is anchored in Tsim Sha Tsui’s Ocean Terminal on Monday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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The USCGC Bertholf (above) and the guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur crossed the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Handout

US coastguard cutter takes part in ‘freedom of navigation’ in Taiwan Strait for the first time

  • Vessel was in region as part of UN sanctions enforcement operation against North Korea, analyst says
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The USCGC Bertholf (above) and the guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur crossed the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Handout
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