SpaceWar.com reports: “Three Chinese ships, including the Shandong aircraft carrier, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, which an expert said was an ‘unusual’ display of Beijing’s military might during a prolonged period of tensions.
China claims self-ruled democratic Taiwan as its territory, and has vowed to take it one day — by force if necessary.
Since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen — who rejects that the island is part of China — was elected in 2016, Beijing has ramped up air and sea incursions around the island.
The presence of Chinese warships is constantly monitored and announced near-daily by Taipei, but an aircraft carrier passing through the 180-kilometre-wide (112-mile-wide) Taiwan Strait has not been seen since March 2022…”
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