US warships sail through Taiwan Strait as China tensions surge
Multiple Chinese warships shadowed the two US vessels during the transit in a move certain to anger Beijing.
The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam conducted a routine transit on Monday to demonstrate US commitment "to a free and open Indo-Pacific", Commander Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman for US Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.
"The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows," he said.
Multiple Chinese warships shadowed the two US vessels during the transit, following at a safe distance. There was no immediate comment from China.