China condemns latest U.S. warship transit of Taiwan Straits
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command has been closely following a U.S. warship's transit through the Taiwan Straits.
Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, called the attempts made by the U.S. to back up "Taiwan independence" forces hypocritical and futile. The remark was made on Saturday in response to the transit of the Taiwan Straits by U.S.'s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson.
The theater command remains on high alert to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and regional peace and stability, Shi said.
(Cover: File photo of China's aircraft carrier Liaoning (C) taking part in a Chinese PLA Navy military drill in the western Pacific Ocean. /Xinhua)