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两艘美国驱逐舰通过台湾海峡

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发表于 7-7-2018 09:53:52 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
VOA Chinese, July 7, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/us- ... 180707/4471908.html
("台湾国防部说,两艘美国战舰星期六上午由台湾南部海域航经台湾海峡。美国上一次派遣军舰 [most likely wrong; see note (b) and (c), the only four English-language news report on the topic so far] 通过台湾海峡是在2007年。 台湾国防部在其官网发布的新闻稿说,两艘美国战舰分别为舷号DDG-89和舷号DDG-65号的驱逐舰。* * * 这二艘军舰均为美国目前服役的最为先进的主力神盾驱逐舰,具防空、反舰战力。 '马斯汀' DDG-89号导弹驱逐舰曾在今年三月在南中国海执行“自由航行”,驶入有争议的美济礁12海里范围内。隶属于美国太平洋舰队的 '本福德' DDG-65号驱逐舰曾在2016年对青岛进行过5天的访问。  早在六月份就曾有美国媒体报道说,美国考虑派军舰通过台湾海峡,当时中国外交部发言人华春莹在例行记者会上警告说,台湾问题是中美关系中最重要最敏感的核心问题,她呼吁美国慎重处理涉台问题。")

Note: It is 12:21 pm EST, Saturday, July 7, 2018.
(a) 吳柏融, 國防部:美艦航經臺灣海峽  國軍全程掌握應處. (台) 國防部, July 7, 2018
http://mna.gpwb.gov.tw/post.php?id=13&message=89801.

There is no English-language news report on this topic in the Ministry's website.
(b) Jess Macy Yu, Taiwan Says Two US Warships Pass Through Taiwan Strait. Reuters, July 7, 2018 (Google: "one hour ago").
https://www.reuters.com/article/ ... trait-idUSKBN1JX0QY
("The US military declined to comment. US officials told Reuters a Strait passage had been planned but declined to elaborate on the timing of such an operation, which would be the first by a US Navy ship in about a year. * * * Friday [July 6] marked the start of the US duties [or tariffs] that were promptly met with retribution by China * * * Reuters first reported last month that the United States was considering sending a warship and had examined plans for an aircraft carrier [note: not destroyers, but an aircraft carrier] passage, but ultimately did not pursue that option perhaps because of concerns about upsetting China.  The last time a US aircraft carrier transited the Taiwan Strait was in 2007, during the administration of George W Bush, and some US military officials believe [present tense] a carrier transit is overdue.

Jess Macy Yu is a woman, so Jess is short from Jessica.
(c) Lucas Tomlinson, Two US Warships Sail Through Taiwan Strait amid China Trade War: Officials. Fox News, July 7, 2018 (Google: "one hour ago")
www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07 ... -war-officials.html

Quote:

(i) "The American destroyers Mustin and Benfold, both based in Japan, transited the strait from south to northeast beginning at roughly 9 pm ET Friday night and will conclude mid-afternoon Saturday around 5 p.m. ET, according to three US defense officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media. The development was first reported by Taiwan News [台湾英文新闻; James WEI 魏景蒙 established (civilian) China News 英文中国日报 in Taiwan in 1949, which in 1988 was sold and changed name to the current name; starting 2015 became online only].

"There was no immediate response from US Pacific Command.

"It was the first time since July 2017 that a US warship transited the strait. USS Mustin is part of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier strike group, which has been patrolling the South China Sea in recent weeks.  

"The US Navy opted not to send an aircraft carrier through the straight [sic]. The last time a US aircraft carrier sailed through the straight [sic] was 2007 during the George W Bush administration.  

(ii) "There was no immediate response from the Chinese military in the region according to US officials. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

(d) 2018年6月5日外交部发言人华春莹主持例行记者会.
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/web/fyrbt_673021/t1565977.shtml
("记者问:据报道,美国军方正考虑派军舰穿越台湾海峡。中方对此有何评论?   外交部发言人华春莹:我们多次强调,台湾问题是中美关系中最重要最敏感的核心问题。美方应切实恪守一个中国原则和中美三个联合公报规定,慎重处理涉台问题,以免损害中美关系和台海地区和平稳定")

(e)
(i) USS Mustin (DDG-89)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Mustin_(DDG-89)
(She is named in honor of the Mustin family who has devoted nearly a century of US Naval service; table: Namesake Mustin family, Commissioned 2003, Homeport Yokosuka 横須賀, Japan)
(A) Arthur Sinclair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Sinclair
(1780 – 1831;  His three sons also served in the Navy; they resigned in 1861, however, to serve in the Confederate Navy; "He was also the second great-grandfather of Vice Admiral Lloyd M. Mustin and third great-grandfather of Vice Admiral Henry C Mustin")
(B) grandparent
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandparent
("To avoid a proliferation of 'greats' when discussing genealogical trees, one may also use ordinals instead of multiple 'greats;'  thus a 'great-great-grandfather' would be the 'second great-grandfather,' and a 'great-great-great-grandfather' would be a third great-grandfather, and so on. This system is used by some genealogical websites such as Geni. One may also use cardinal numbers for numbering greats, for example, great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother becomes 6×-great-grandma")
(C) The "Scottish (of Norman origin)" surname Sinclair is "name of a powerful Scottish clan, originally a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle in La Manche or Saint-Clair-l'Évêque in Calvados [both of Normandy region, France], so called from the dedication of their churches to St Clarus" -- Latin form of English name Clare. Dictionary of American Family Names, published by Oxford University Press.
(D) Sinclair (surname)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_(surname)
("Clan Sinclair" of Scotland)
(ii) USS Benfold
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Benfold
(table: Namesake Edward Clyde Benfold, Commissioned 1996; Homeport Yokosuka)
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