Canada sails warship in ‘sensitive’ Taiwan Strait

HMCS Ottawa, a frigate from the Royal Canadian Navy, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 9 to 10, 2019. AFP
HMCS Ottawa, a frigate from the Royal Canadian Navy, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 9 to 10, 2019. AFP

OTTAWA – Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said, three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa.

Such passages typically upset China, which claims democratic and self-ruled Taiwan as part of Chinese territory.

In April, Beijing condemned a French decision to send a frigate through the strait as illegal, and China has also been upset by U.S. navy ships passing through the same waterway. (Reuters)

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