Amid heightened tensions over the sovereignty of the island, Taipei's Defense Ministry said the Shandong aircraft carrier's movements were being "monitored."
Josep Borrell's op-ed article urges the EU to take on a more active role in the Taiwan conflict. His stance is in stark contrast to Emmanuel Macron's views.
Western navies regularly conduct "freedom of navigation operations" in international waterways such as the Taiwan Strait. The latest transit comes just days after China staged war games around the island of Taiwan.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warned China against using force in Taiwan and discussed Ukraine during strategic talks in Beijing. China warned against interference in matters concerning Taiwan.