6 April 2023: Taiwan Strait

China’s Fujian maritime safety administration started a three-day special joint patrol and inspection mission in the northern and central parts of the Taiwan Strait. The mission also includes boarding its ships, the official maritime account said. The southeastern Chinese province maritime safety authority said the operation included on-site examinations of direct cargo and construction ships on either side of the Taiwan Strait with the goal of establishing the safety and security of vessel navigation and to make sure the operations of “key projects are taking place safely and orderly.” The actions come amid heightened tensions between Taiwan and China.