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Japan should send its naval ships through the Taiwan Strait

Such a move would strengthen the international rules-based order

| Japan
Satellite image of the Taiwan Strait in October 2018; At least an 85-kilometer-wide stretch should be considered as international waters.   © Gallo Images/Getty Images

Kosuke Takahashi is Tokyo correspondent for Janes Defence Weekly.

Bringing up a lot of good reasons for its self-justification, China never appears to stop assertive behaviors that threaten to undermine regional stability and the rules-based international order.

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