This file photo provided by the US Navy shows the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam. The warship and the USS Curtis Wilbur sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday. Photo: AP

Pentagon sends two US warships through Taiwan Strait, risking fury from Beijing as tensions remain high

  • Taiwan’s defence ministry and the Pentagon say the warships passed through international waters on Monday
  • The Pentagon says the passage demonstrated a commitment to ‘a free and open Indo-Pacific’, but was ‘certainly not’ intended to raise tensions
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This file photo provided by the US Navy shows the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam. The warship and the USS Curtis Wilbur sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday. Photo: AP
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.