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Taiwan Strait,

Chinese Taiwan haixia, arm of the Pacific Ocean, between China's Fujian coast and Taiwan, linking the East and South China seas. It contains the PescadoresPescadores
, Mandarin Penghu or P'eng-hu, group of 64 small islands (2010 pop. 86,967), area c.50 sq mi (130 sq km), in Taiwan Strait, c.25 to 30 mi (40–50 km) off the west coast of Taiwan. They comprise a county of Taiwan.
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. It is also called the Formosa Strait.
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approved the sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, while an amphibious San Antonio-class vessel sailed through the Taiwan Strait from south to north on August 23, CNA noted.
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and China are set to escalate, already fraught because of the expansive Chinese claims on the (https://www.ibtimes.com/south-china-sea-dispute-nine-dash-line-five-things-know-2811806) South China Sea and the trade war between the two countries, after the USS Green Bay, an amphibious transport dock ship, sailed through the strategic 180 km-wide (112 miles) Taiwan Strait, which separates China from the island.
Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, said the Antietam conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit over the last two days "in accordance with international law".
relations and the peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait's region."
"The ships' transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S.
Navy Ships transit between the South China Sea and East China Sea via the Taiwan Strait and have done so for many years," Brown said.
State Department said that the United States welcomes the Xi-Ma meeting as Washington "has a deep and abiding interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait."
Siew told Xi that both sides of the Taiwan Strait have written a new chapter in history over the past five years, according to the officials.
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Meeting a rising need, both representatives from the Taiwan Strait Tourism Association and mainland Chinese Association for Tourism Exchange across the Taiwan Strait inked a memo of corporative guidelines for cross-strait tourism safety at their fourth meeting.
Airlines on either side of the Taiwan Strait are expected to reap further benefits following the Sunday signing of an expanded agreement by the Taipei-based Strait Exchange Foundation and the Beijing-based Assn.

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