A Chinese military ship passes dangerously close to a US destroyer near Taiwan
A Chinese military ship maneuvered dangerously just 137 meters from the US destroyer USS Chung-Hoon while it was conducting joint exercises with the Canadian Navy near Taiwan, amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, the Canadian portal Global News reported.
Global News journalists aboard the Canadian ship HMCS Montreal watched on Saturday as the Chinese ship moved into the path of the USS Chung-Hoon only to divert at the last moment, an incident that occurred when the defense ministers of these countries attend a regional forum in Singapore, reports Efe.
The commander of HMCS Montreal, Paul Mountford, indicated to the Canadian media that the Chinese maneuver was not "professional" and added that the American ship also had to maneuver and reduce speed to avoid a possible collision.
Mountford opined that the incident was "clearly instigated" by the Chinese ship, as it radioed USS Chung-Hoon before carrying out the maneuver.
The United States and Canada say they were in international waters, while Beijing insists that they are in its territorial waters.
In a statement, Chinese Army Eastern Command spokesman Shi Yi said the US destroyer and Canadian frigate sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday and there were also Chinese forces there, but did not mention the danger of a collision.
Security Forum in Singapore
Shi Yi pointed out that the Chinese forces acted within the law and will always maintain vigilance to respond to any threats and provocations.
The incident occurred as US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart Li Shangfu are attending the Shangri-La security forum in Singapore over the weekend, the largest such event in Asia.
The United States offered to maintain a bilateral between Austin and Li, but Beijing refused.
In his speeches at the forum, Austin has reiterated the US will to maintain the status quo in Taiwan and Li has claimed that Taiwan, a self-governing territory, belongs to China and does not rule out using force to impose its sovereignty.
- Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.
My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.
What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.
I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.
Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.
At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.
- Celebrities01/12/2023The ego at Real Madrid is 'very low', says Carlo Ancelotti
- Celebrities01/12/2023AMLO reveals that there are 3 more Mexicans kidnapped Israel Hamas
- Latin America01/12/2023The day after the storming of the Nuevo León Congress
- World News01/12/2023Alcaraz and Djokovic, one step ahead of the rest in 2023: the ATP statistics in which they have no rival