China Deploys Permanent Warship Presence Near Taiwan: Strategic Moves and Regional Implications

Reports from Yomiuri Shimbun suggest that China has permanently stationed four warships in the waters surrounding Taiwan.

This deployment is strategically interpreted as a means for Beijing to consistently apply pressure on the Taipei administration, particularly during peacetime.

Another objective of this move is to deter potential U.S. involvement by limiting American ships’ access to the region in the event of a conflict.

The Chinese Defense Ministry’s spokesperson has underlined the People’s Liberation Army’s commitment to ongoing training and readiness for potential conflicts. This commitment includes regular organization of relevant military operations, especially in the Taiwan Strait.

On January 24, the USS John Finn, a U.S. Navy vessel, carried out a transit through the Taiwan Strait, indicating continued U.S. naval presence and activity in the region.

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