Trump Sails Tense Seas

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The United States takes a voyage through political waters.By HengHeng Kim Song is an editorial cartoonist.ImageCreditCreditHengTwo United States warships traversed the waters between self-ruled Taiwan and mainland China, which considers the country to be under its jurisdiction, earlier this month amid tensions around President Trump’s trade war with China. A spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet said the ships’ passage demonstrated America’s “commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook, Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram, and sign up for the Opinion Today newsletter.

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