The USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Washington sees the Taiwan Strait as part of international waters. Photo: US Navy handout The USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Washington sees the Taiwan Strait as part of international waters. Photo: US Navy handout
The USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Washington sees the Taiwan Strait as part of international waters. Photo: US Navy handout

US destroyer crosses Taiwan Strait, risking Chinese anger

  • USS Barry conducts ‘routine’ transit through waterway separating China from Taiwan
  • US Navy often holds such ‘freedom of navigation’ operations in area, provoking strong responses from Beijing

Topic |   US-China relations
The USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Washington sees the Taiwan Strait as part of international waters. Photo: US Navy handout The USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Washington sees the Taiwan Strait as part of international waters. Photo: US Navy handout
The USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer, conducts routine operations in the East China Sea in August. Washington sees the Taiwan Strait as part of international waters. Photo: US Navy handout
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