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Soldiers on an M3 Amphibious Rig release gasoline canisters on the Tamsui river simulating countering a Chinese invasion as part of asymmetric warfare drills for the upcoming annual "Han Kuang" military exercises in Taipei, Taiwan, July 19, 2022. Image Credit: Reuters

Beijing: China’s military said on Wednesday it followed and monitored US destroyer Benfold’s transit of the Taiwan Strait.

“The frequent provocations and showing-off by the United States fully demonstrate that the United States is a destroyer of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and a maker of security risks in the Taiwan Strait,” said Chinese military’s Eastern Theatre Command said.