BEIJING, Oct. 15 -- The US destroyer, USS Barry, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on October 14, and the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent the naval and aerial forces to conduct whole-process tracking and monitoring on the US destroyer, said Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command on Thursday.
The US has recently sent a string of wrong signals to the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces on Taiwan-related issues, seriously damaging the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, Snr. Col. Zhang said.
"We warn sternly the US side to stop its provocative and trouble-making words and moves in the Taiwan Strait. The troops of the PLA Eastern Theater Command will keep high alert all the time, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and firmly protect peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait", said the spokesperson.