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Canada Plans to Increase Traffic of Warships Through Taiwan Strait: Foreign Minister

Samizdat – 05.12.2022

Canada intends to send more warships to pass through the Taiwan Strait to demonstrate that the waters claimed by China are international, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Monday.

“We will continue to enforce the international rules-based order when it comes to the Taiwan Strait. And that’s why also we had a frigate going through the Taiwan Strait this summer, along with the Americans, [and] we’re looking to have more frigates going through it,” Joly said in an interview with Financial Times.

According to the minister, Canada will increase the number of frigates stationed in the Indo-Pacific region to three, as well as deploy an additional number of diplomats and military attaches. In total, 400 million Canadian dollars ($298 million) will be invested in the region’s security.

Chinese officials repeatedly told their US counterparts that Beijing did not recognize the strait between the east coast of the mainland and Taiwan as international waters. In addition, Canada recently unveiled its Indo-Pacific Strategy, which called Beijing an “increasingly disruptive global power.”

Official relations between Beijing and Taipei broke down in 1949 after the Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek defeated by the Chinese Communist Party in the civil war moved to Taiwan. Business and informal contacts between the island and China resumed in the late 1980s. Since the early 1990s, the two sides maintain contacts through nongovernmental organizations.

December 5, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Yeah, the dumb f*cks are doing what they are told to do. It doesn’t occur to them that by doing so, it makes the US claim that the Northwest Passage, which is entirely in Canadian waters, is also an international waterway. God help us.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by curmudgeon49 | December 5, 2022 | Reply

  2. WTF. The lapdog Canadians have no “oar in these waters” and should stay the eff out of them (Taiwan Strait). Same for the lapdog’s master, wanna-be hegemon USA (which in turn is the lapdog of MidEast/worldwide Zionism and its platform terror-‘state’ Israel, but that’s another story…).

    An incidental question from layman me: What if China were to send warships on routine patrol within the confines of the Gulf of Mexico…would such be accepted by the wanna-be hegemon/lapdog-to-Zionism USA?

    This report by Samizdat/AN is appreciated.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | December 5, 2022 | Reply

  3. Canada should not be involved in provoking China. Is our Prime Minister such a sycophant to the American Empire that he will show his allegiance to Uncle Sam by acting like a Jackass?

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by papasha408 | December 5, 2022 | Reply


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