The move followed even as Taiwan's election campaign moved into full gear on Sunday with foreign minister Joseph Wu declaring that the country wouldn't be intimidated.
The spokesman, Wu Qian, made the comments at a news briefing following a meeting of Chinese and USA military officials on the sidelines of defense talks in the Thai capital of Bangkok.
On Sunday, Taiwanese defense officials said the new carrier passed the strait for the first time, trailed by USA and Japanese ships.
"It is not aimed at any specific target and has nothing to do with the current situation", Cheng said without elaborating.
Beijing has also ramped up diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan as Tsai's government refuses to acknowledge the island is part of "one China".
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China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier is seen at a port in Dalian after completing its first sea trials, in Liaoning province, China May 18, 2018.
Tsai - who has voiced support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement - has described the elections as a fight for Taiwan's freedom and democracy.
The voyage coincided with an announcement by Tsai Ing-wen, the Taiwanese president, naming her running mate, William Lai for the January poll, prompting Taipei to immediately hit back at Beijing's perceived motivations. "Beijing should cherish peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and in the region that have not come easily".
"The choice to sail through the Taiwan Strait was undoubtedly deliberate and probably intended as a signal to both Taiwan and the United States of China's increasing naval capabilities", he said.
State-run media reported the news on Monday, citing a Chinese navy spokesperson.
A U.S. think-tank reported in May that recent satellite photographs indicated that construction of a third Chinese aircraft carrier was well under way.