BEIJING, April. 17 -- Every move of US warship Milius as it passed through the Taiwan Strait on April 16 was tracked and monitored, said the Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command on Monday.
Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, said in a brief written statement on Monday that the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius sailed through the Taiwan Strait and publicly sensationalized its passage. Troops of the PLA Eastern Theater Command monitored the vessel and maintained vigilance throughout the whole course.
"The troops of the PLA Eastern Theater Command will always stay on high alert and resolutely safeguard China's national sovereignty and security and regional peace and stability," said the spokesperson.