PLA: Passage of US warship through Straits monitored


The People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theater Command said on Friday that every movement made by a United States warship as it passed through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday was monitored and kept under control.

Senior Colonel Shi Yi, a spokesman of the Eastern Theater Command, said in a brief statement on Friday that the USS Chung-Hoon, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, sailed through the Taiwan Straits and publicly sensationalized its passage.

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Forces from the Eastern Theater Command monitored the entire passage and stayed on alert, keeping every movement of the destroyer under control, Shi said.