Navigating the Black Ditch: risks in the Taiwan Strait

By Scott Cheney-Peters*

Courtesy of Center for International Maritime Security. This article originally appeared in their publication Strategic Insights: at

THE author’s sole experience transiting the Taiwan Strait was not a pleasant one. Like many on his US Navy destroyer, he had earlier in the week gone to sleep expecting to awake anchored in Hong Kong harbour for a few days of liberty to celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

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