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Two U.S. Navy ships pass through Taiwan Strait, opposing China

WASHINGTON : The U.S. sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday in the third such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further raising tension with China but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from U.S. President Donald Trump’s government amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. “The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S.…