CLOSE CALL: 'Unsafe' Chinese Destroyer Sails 'WITHIN FEET' of US Warship
05 October, 2018, 16:14 | Author: Emmett Rice
However, we are firmly opposed to other countries taking provocative actions in the name of freedom of navigation and we are against those countries showing their existence in the South China Sea, he added. "We'll sort this out", he said.
The photos were deemed to be legitimate, but it wasn't clear how they were obtained, a U.S. Navy official told Stars and Stripes.
Beijing, Oct 4 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit China on October 8 to hold talks with top Chinese leaders amid escalating tension between the world's two largest economies over trade and Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
The Pentagon has made no public statement about Mattis' change of plans.
The US and China have clashed over a wide range of issues, including trade,Taiwan, sanctions, and increased American military activity in the disputed South China Sea, which China and other Asian nations hold certain claims to. In past years, military ties have been somewhat stable but a series of events this year have roiled the waters.
Collin Koh, a research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said China's actions in the recent stand-off was a contravention of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, a non-binding agreement between China and the USA reached in 2014 to prevent miscalculations and unanticipated escalations of incidents.
Pence will say the USA intelligence community has determined that China is targeting US state and local governments and officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy.
Photos of the standoff between the US Navy destroyer Decatur and a Chinese warship have surfaced online, and they show just how close the Chinese ship came to colliding with the American vessel.
The Lanzhou, on the right, can be seen sailing within 40m of the U.S. ship.
China's military buildup in the waterway, which has included placing airstrips, radar domes, missile systems and other military equipment on the islands, prompted Mattis in May to disinvite Beijing from participating in a multinational naval exercise in the Pacific.
Both the countries are now locked in a trade war slapping billions of dollars of tariffs on each other's export products. Later Oct. 1, the South Korean military detected North Korean soldiers engaged in what it believed was demining on the northern part of the sites, a South Korean defense official said on condition of animosity, citing department rules.
'The Chinese military will resolutely perform its defense duties and continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard our sovereignty and the regional peace and stability, ' spokesman Wu Qian said. The U.S. action relates to China's purchase from Russian Federation of Su-35 combat aircraft last year and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment this year.
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Mr Gandhi took aim at Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, accusing him of remaining silent over the rupee crisis. The greenback also shot to its highest so far this year on the yen and an all-time high against the Indian rupee.
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Feds test nationwide emergency alert system today
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Project Stream announced by Google
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