US destroyer sails through strait between China, Taiwan


United States Navy 7th Fleet Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) sailed through Taiwan Strait on March 10.

Taiwan Strait is a 180-kilometer-wide strait between China and Taiwan. It also connects the South China Sea and East China Sea.


“The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit March 10 (local time) in accordance with international law,” the US Navy 7th Fleet said.

“The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international law allows,” it added.