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The Chinese Communist party-affiliated newspaper on Monday condemned the passage of a couple of U.S. Navy ships through the Strait of Taiwan as a “psychological game” in the midst of the showdown over trade and relations with Taiwan.
The Global Times editorial warned that the U.S. is increasing tensions with sailing, the Japan-based guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold through the Strait between Taiwan and China.
The US is to send us “to send political signals to war ships through the Strait of Taiwan,” read the editorials, the headlines as “U.S. psychological game in the Taiwan Straits.”
Both Taiwan and the United States confirmed the ships for the passage over the weekend. The Chinese government, the cut-off claimed all diplomatic relations with the small island in 2016, for decades that Taiwan is part of Chinese territory, and use the power to conquer it, if necessary.
Beijing also criticized the U.S.-to promote the efforts, the relationship with the Taiwanese government and its Chairman Tsai Ing-wen, including the opening of a new office complex for the American Institute in Taiwan, which works essentially the same as Washington, the informal message by the absence of formal diplomatic relations since 1949.
The U.S. Congress recently adopted a measure, the promotion of higher-level government contacts with Taiwan and a closer cooperation with their military.
The increasing confrontation with Taiwan, comes amid rising tensions between China and the USA, about the Trump administration, trade policy, and the allegations that China unfairly benefits from the existing trading practices.
The administration imposed a 25 percent tax on $ 34 billion worth of Chinese imports last Friday, sparking a trade war with China, after it retaliated by imposing taxes, the same amount of US goods, including electric cars, soy beans, and pork.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.