US, Canadian warships sailed through Taiwan Strait last week

FILE PHOTO: The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the Pacific Ocean while participating in Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), July 10, 2018. Photo taken July 10, 2018. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin M. Langer/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A U.S. and a Canadian warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait late last week, the U.S. military said on Sunday, at a time of heighten tension between Beijing and Taipei.

"The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) conducted a Taiwan Strait transit in cooperation with Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Halifax-class frigate, HMCS Winnipeg, October 14-15, 2021." it said.

"Dewey's and Winnipeg's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific."

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard in Taipei and Idrees Ali in Washington; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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