武汉喝茶服务：U.S. warships crossing the Taiwan Strait are exposed by satellites and suspected of entering the Penghu waterway for the first time
U.S. warships crossing the Taiwan Strait are exposed by satellites and suspected of entering the Penghu waterway for the first time
Original title: US warships crossing the Taiwan Strait were exposed by satellites, suspected of entering the Penghu waterway for the first time
The USS “Halsey” destroyer sailed across the Taiwan Strait from north to south on August 30.According to the latest satellite photos,While passing through the Taiwan Strait, the Halsey seemed to have taken an unusual route-sailing through the Penghu waterway.
According to the news released on September 1st of the “South China Sea Strategic Situation Awareness” plan platform,Through satellite ranging and comparison,It is suspected that the Halsey was found in the Penghu waterway.”South China Sea Strategic Situation Awareness” stated,If the situation is true,This will be the first time a U.S. warship is found sailing on the “inner waters” of Taiwan while crossing the Taiwan Strait.This will also be a further test for China.
Satellite photos of the US destroyer “Halsey” passing through the Taiwan Strait released by the “South China Sea Strategic Situational Awareness” program platform
It is reported that,The Penghu Waterway is located between the Penghu Islands and Taiwan Island.Trending north-south,The north entrance is about 60 kilometers wide, the south entrance is about 40 kilometers wide, and the narrowest part is about 30 kilometers wide.It is an inshore channel for north-south traffic on the west side of Taiwan Island.It is of great significance both economically and militaryly.In 1999, when the Taiwan authorities set a “territorial sea baseline”, the entire Penghu waterway was designated as “internal water” by the straight-line baseline drawing method.
It is worth noting thatWhen a U.S. warship crossed the Taiwan Strait on August 19,Also took an unusual route.At that time, Taiwan media reported thatThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer “Mustine”, which is part of the US Seventh Fleet, is sailing west of the so-called “Taiwan Central Line”.Closer to the coastline of mainland China,It also appeared in the waters southeast of Dongyin Island in the Matsu Islands,Behind it was accompanied by the PLA 052D destroyer Nanjing.
Picture of the destroyer “Halsey” passing through the Taiwan Strait on August 30
The “South China Sea Strategic Situation Awareness” planning platform believes thatIn less than two weeks,US warships crossed the Taiwan Strait twice,Once west of the “center line”,Once entered the “inner water” of Taiwan on the east side,Constantly changing the law to pressure and provoke China.And this is not good for managing tensions,It will only lead to further escalation of confrontation.
For US military aircraft and ships crossing the Taiwan Strait,The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has repeatedly stated thatThe Taiwan issue concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,It is the most important and sensitive issue in Sino-US relations.We urge the US to abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués,Handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly,So as not to damage Sino-US relations and the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.
Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense of the Mainland, also emphasized thatTaiwan is an inalienable part of China.Taiwan affairs are purely China’s internal affairs.No outside interference is allowed.The US frequently plays Taiwan cards,Want to “cut sausages” to endanger China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,This is completely wishful thinking.The PLA has always maintained a high level of alert,Have firm will, full confidence and sufficient ability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity,Maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.