Guided missile destroyer USS Barry on Friday conducts what the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet called a “routine Taiwan Strait transit”. Photo: US Navy/ Handout
Guided missile destroyer USS Barry on Friday conducts what the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet called a “routine Taiwan Strait transit”. Photo: US Navy/ Handout

China launches naval and air drills as US warship transits Taiwan Strait

  • PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command slams repeated ‘provocative actions’, as USS Barry marks ninth transit of Taiwan Strait by American warships this year
  • Taiwan plans to spend US$8.7 billion over the next five years on domestically produced arms, including missiles capable of striking mainland China

Guided missile destroyer USS Barry on Friday conducts what the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet called a “routine Taiwan Strait transit”. Photo: US Navy/ Handout
Guided missile destroyer USS Barry on Friday conducts what the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet called a “routine Taiwan Strait transit”. Photo: US Navy/ Handout
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