The People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theater Command mobilized its air and naval forces to monitor the passage of the U.S.S Miliusthrough the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the command's spokesman said.
"The move by the U.S. created security risks and compromised stability in the region. The Eastern Theater Command will take any necessary measures to counter threats and provocations, and safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity," Senior Colonel Shi Yi said in a statement, without elaborating.
Based in Yokosuka in Japan, the Miliusis an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer and is part of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.