'Won't take the bait': US chides China, Taiwan Strait transits to continue
Pentagon's top policy official stated U.S ships will continue to make Taiwan Strait transits. U.S will also continue to perform Freedom of Navigation operations in Indo-Pacific. Hitting out, U.S. said China's bid to coerce the international community 'won't work'. U.S is expected to conduct some Freedom of Navigation operations in the coming days. Pentagon said U.S will continue to sail in international waters, wherever it is allowed.