The US Navy is “closely monitoring” developments in the Indo-Pacific

A US naval officer has said the US is closely monitoring developments in the Indo-Pacific region. He said Washington takes “the responsibility to deter aggression” very seriously.


“The public affairs officer for the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said it is paying attention to ‘all actions’ in the Indo-Pacific and takes ‘very seriously’ the responsibility of deterring aggression in the region,” Reuters writes.”

On 23 May, forces of the Eastern Area Combat Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army launched joint military exercises around Taiwan.

The drills are taking place in the Taiwan polity to the north, south and east of the island of Taiwan.

Earlier, a US admiral said that China’s military buildup has reached the largest scale since World War II.