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China says US navy in South China Sea not good for peace

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BEIJING: America usually sends ships and plane into the South China Sea to “flex its muscle mass” and this isn’t good for peace, China’s International Ministry stated on Monday (Jan 25), after a US plane service group sailed into the disputed waterway.

The strategic South China Sea, by which trillions of {dollars} in commerce flows annually, has lengthy been a spotlight of rivalry between Beijing and Washington, with China notably angered by US navy exercise there.

The US service group, led by the united statesTheodore Roosevelt and accompanied by three warships, entered the waterway on Saturday to advertise “freedom of the seas”, the US navy stated, simply days after Joe Biden turned US president.

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“America often sends plane and vessels into the South China Sea to flex its muscle mass,” the international ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, advised reporters, responding to the US mission.

“This isn’t conducive to peace and stability within the area.”

China has repeatedly complained about US Navy ships getting near islands it occupies within the South China Sea, the place Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan all have competing claims.

The service group entered the South China Sea similtaneously Chinese language-claimed Taiwan reported incursions by Chinese air force jets into the southwestern a part of its air defence identification zone, prompting concern from Washington.

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China has not commented on what its air power was doing, and Zhao referred inquiries to the defence ministry.

He reiterated China’s place that Taiwan is an inalienable a part of China and that the USA ought to abide by the “one China” precept.

Biden’s new administration says the US dedication to Taiwan is “rock-solid”.

America, like most nations, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan however is the democratic island’s most vital worldwide backer and primary arms provider, to China’s anger.


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