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"In accordance with international law": USS John S. McCain crossed the Taiwan Strait

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"In accordance with international law": USS John S. McCain crossed the Taiwan Strait

The United States once again sent a warship to the Taiwan Strait, separating mainland China and the island of Taiwan. As noted by CNN, this was the first passage of an American ship under the new US administration.


The URO destroyer USS John S. McCain passed through the Taiwan Strait despite repeated warnings from China, which considers Taiwan to be its inseparable part. In command of the 7th fleet The United States, based in Yokosuka, Japan, has traditionally stated that the American warship followed the strait "in accordance with international law," thereby demonstrating the United States' commitment to "free shipping."

It is noted that this is the first time an American warship has appeared in the Taiwan Strait under the new US President Joe Biden. Beijing reacts very painfully to the appearance of US ships in the Taiwan area, despite this, the US continues to take steps to increase tensions in relations between the two countries.

Under former US President Donald Trump, American ships were frequent guests in the Taiwan region, and the American administration itself strongly welcomed Taipei's purchases of American weapons.

Whether Biden will stick to Trump's China policy remains to be seen. However, since the inauguration of the new president, the American AUG has already entered the South China Sea and an American destroyer has appeared in the Taiwan region.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 4 February 2021 15: 02
    +2
    The classic game on the nerves. Chinese sailors benefit from training ...
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 4 February 2021 15: 24
      +4
      I'm wondering ... they have this Destroyer John McCain - some kind of fetish ??? Well, everywhere he manages to cause negative. Recently I was in the Black Sea, now I have passed through the Taiwan Strait ... verily - as you call the Ship fool ...
      1. Mouse
        Mouse 4 February 2021 15: 29
        +4
        To paraphrase ... McCain is here ... McCain is there ... wink
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 4 February 2021 18: 01
        +3
        Recently I was in the Black Sea, now I passed through the Taiwan Strait ...

        McCain was not in the Black Sea. wink
        He either butts a tanker in the Singapore Gulf, or goes to Peter the Great Gulf so that our "Admiral Vinogradov" threatens to gore him there. bully
    2. Ryusey
      Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 07
      0
      It is correct to drown trained much better than not prepared)).
  2. Eldorado
    Eldorado 4 February 2021 15: 07
    +1
    "Passed through the Taiwan Strait." At gunpoint of the PLA Navy.
    1. frruc
      frruc 4 February 2021 15: 21
      +4
      ....... thereby demonstrating the US commitment to "free shipping".

      And the United States does not want to demonstrate its adherence to "free shipping" in its territorial waters by accident, or it is only committed to this principle in key areas of its "vital interests", incl. Northern Sea Route. I think their navel will come loose. hi
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 4 February 2021 16: 05
        +11
        Quote: frruc
        And the United States does not want to demonstrate its adherence to "free shipping" in its territorial waters by accident,
        It is generally not clear why you are boiling up. The topic is clearly far-fetched, because. the width of the strait is from 130 to 380 km and is not blocked by hot water. There is a maritime convention on international straits, which states that any ships enjoy the right of free passage through them, even if they are BLINKED BY THE TERVODS of the coastal states. You raise the flag of the country on the topmast in whose thirsty drivers you climbed, guns and installations in the center plane and tea along the allocated traffic lane, saluting the oncoming steamers with the flag ... Therefore, the emotions of the whales are understandable, but legally insignificant, because they do not have ANY legal justification. The Yankees are in their own right, no matter how someone wants to throw a cobblestone at them. You have to be objective.
        Quote: frruc
        they are only committed to this principle in key areas of their "vital interests", incl. Northern Sea Route.
        But the NSR is another matter. It is covered with ice for almost the entire navigation, even within our tervods. And if the UN recognizes our application for the continuation of the shelf, then it will fully fall under our national legislation. Ams can, with an icebreaker, without entering the Russian Federation's therweds, try to cross the pack ice from the Chukchi Sea to the Barents, for example, along the High-latitude transit route ... But without a nuclear icebreaker and an ice reconnaissance complex and GMOs, this cannot be done ... But along the trail we we can not let it in, we can let it in, but we don’t provide ice escorting, and we can even slip a lot of other things if we want to. (But this, by definition, of course, no one will do, because sailors are people of honor and duty)
        Therefore, there is nothing to compare here at all. Ams will not trample on Berks here.
        1. ProkletyiPirat
          ProkletyiPirat 5 February 2021 14: 19
          0
          Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
          understandable, but legally null and void, because they do not have ANY legal justification

          Well history shows that there is a rule of sequence
          Physical (real, embodied, existing) justification => (leads to) => Legal justification... In the same maritime state border, standards for coastal artillery shooting are adopted, but today there is a new weapon "PKR \ PLUR \ etc" and it already turns out that the real physical border is much larger than the legal one, and many countries would like to increase this legal border. On the other hand, many other countries (especially those with a long-range fleet) do not like this because it will limit their economic and territorial resources. Actually, therefore, many predict wars in the Asia-Pacific region, for the sake of this resource, because there is a lot of population and it strongly depends on the sea.
          Personally, I adhere to the above rule and do not harbor illusions about the feasibility of painted pieces of paper ...
    2. Ryusey
      Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 02
      -3
      So, what is next?
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 4 February 2021 15: 14
    -3
    The cleanliness of the passage of American warships through the Taiwan Strait depends on the patience of the PLA.
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 03
      +1
      Laughing, bravo laughing
  4. Galleon
    Galleon 4 February 2021 15: 16
    +4
    The ship passed the international sea route without breaking any laws. If someone perceives this painfully, well, let's sympathize.
    1. kit88
      kit88 4 February 2021 15: 35
      +12
      How to say ... No.
      If, say, 12 miles (22 km), say from New York, on January 20, Chinese destroyers would appear in the company of a cruiser of the Russian Navy, then ...
      To say that this would drive the Western world crazy with such impudence is to say nothing.
      1. Ryusey
        Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 04
        -6
        Then the Chinese destroyers will sink, and the Chinese are well aware of this.
        1. kit88
          kit88 4 February 2021 16: 05
          +10
          What about freedom of navigation?
        2. Quadro
          Quadro 4 February 2021 20: 31
          0
          Quote: Ryusey
          Then the Chinese destroyers will sink, and the Chinese are well aware of this.

          Sofa fighter, wanted to play war? Don't be bullshit.
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 4 February 2021 15: 30
    +3
    It is noted that this is the first case of the appearance in the Taiwan Strait of an American warship under the new US President Joe Biden

    So I understand ... that it will not be the last ..., yes
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 04
      -2
      Well, sooner or later, the PRC must take the bait ...
  6. evgen1221
    evgen1221 4 February 2021 15: 31
    +2
    And what's wrong with this (news)? For the first time in its history, the United States made a boat for ocean navigation, or did the first in the world find a new strait on the map? Well, he sailed, and let him float on. Especially such news (like positive) in relation to brokers is touching, like positive shares of a Massachusetts pig farm from such news in price understood, hurray, we must take!
  7. Ilya098
    Ilya098 4 February 2021 15: 33
    +3
    I wonder if this freedom of navigation only works in one direction, or can we / China also express our commitment to international law?
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 4 February 2021 16: 22
      +2
      Quote: Ilya098
      Can China also show its commitment to international law?

      This is a good question! It's one thing to blow bubbles with your nose, and quite another, if the "Makaku" (uh "McCain") from both sides were jammed by the PLA Navy destroyers! and would take him where he did not particularly want.
      After all, it is only us with the amami who have an Agreement on the prevention of incidents at sea with ships and aircraft above it, which says that it is not recommended to approach closer than 20 kbt ... As far as I know, ams and whales still have nothing of the kind. So the whales would use this opportunity to wean the Yankees from spitting in a moon-faced face for any reason ...
      But no, they "express concern" and dissatisfaction. So they want to teach a lesson ... that the rice in the throat is stiff!
      ((((like a hotzza ... it already brings teeth !!! but the corpse of the enemy has not yet swam across the Yangtze, so it's too early!))) laughing
  8. V1er
    V1er 4 February 2021 15: 34
    +3
    The US behaves like ordinary gopniks. Who came in a crowd from another city, to a foreign (your) city, so that it is important to stomp on your doorstep and declare that they have every right to walk and spit here. At the same time, taking with him an armed brigade. And do not care that in your city you have six of this mafia in your neighbors. Until the bandits get in the teeth, they will be so impudent. Inadvertently and will climb into the house.
    1. yustas4l
      yustas4l 4 February 2021 15: 47
      +5
      The US behaves like ordinary gopniks. Who came in a crowd from another city, to a foreign (your) city, so that it is important to stomp on your doorstep and declare that they have every right to walk and spit here. At the same time, taking with him an armed brigade. And do not care that in your city you have six of this mafia in your neighbors. Until the bandits get in the teeth, they will be so impudent. Inadvertently and will climb into the house.

      Here they are
      hi
    2. Ryusey
      Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 05
      -3
      Do you have strength?
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  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 4 February 2021 15: 42
    +2
    China has so many fleet, could have put a destroyer at McCain's stern. McCain has no cannon at the stern and let him demonstrate freedom of navigation, learn everything? repeat
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  12. cniza
    cniza 4 February 2021 15: 49
    +2
    However, since the inauguration of the new president, the American AUG has already entered the South China Sea and an American destroyer has appeared in the Taiwan region.


    They will play on each other's nerves and no more ...
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 4 February 2021 16: 05
      -3
      Not a fact, far from a fact.
  13. iouris
    iouris 4 February 2021 16: 47
    +2
    What difference does it make to you (us, them) Obama or Bidon? Or Trump. The goals have long been defined, the tasks have been set. Here, if the Ayatollah flew in, or Rust ...
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  15. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 4 February 2021 19: 51
    +2
    As usual, there will be 100500th last Chinese warning.
    Let them try to pass the NSR "in accordance with international law".