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Beijing Sea says that Washington has enhanced its military presence in the Pacific Ocean in order to weaken Chinese influence in this region of the world. The People's Republic also denounces the "vile" behavior of certain boats from the US Navy.
"The US Navy has had treacherous and dangerous driving towards our ships". This invective against the United States comes from the spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense. Beijing accuses Washington for endangering the boats of his army who carried out military exercises in the Southern China Sea. As a reminder, this maritime area coveted by many countries is claimed in its entirety by the People's Republic.
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Beijing's rejection of criticism from America and its friends has grown shriller as the Biden administration demonstrates its ability to pull allies together.Those sentiments, spoken at the U.S.-China meeting in Anchorage last month by Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party's foreign policy czar, have been repeated incessantly by state media and commercialized by enterprising online sellers. They capture the hubristic defiance that has defined Chinese foreign policy over the last three months as Beijing challenges a Biden administration that is restoring America's global alliances.
According to thesite, the Xi Jinping government explained that the USS Mustin, an American destroyer guided missile launcher, continued tirelessly the Liaoning Chinese aircraft holder for more than three weeks. Beijing felt that the US Navy boat was far too close to its own ships and could have caused "major accidents". The People's Republic has even ensured that the aims of the USS Mustin aim to ridicule the Chinese Navy. Indeed, the commander of the American ship broadcast on the internet a photo of him quietly monitor the Liaoning aircraft carrier. According to the Chinese authorities, this image shows the intimidation attempts by Uncle Sam. Commander Robert J. Briggs looks away the aircraft carrier Liaoning / Arthur Rosen
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for its part, the US military affirms that the presence of its vessels in this region of the Pacific Ocean is not abnormal. "Our wars of war interact regularly with other vessels or foreign planes to ensure that the freedom of passage in the southern China is well respected," explain the senior grades of the US Navy. They also act in accordance with international laws that regulate maritime traffic and never interrupted military exercises in this area.
The activities of the Destroyer USS MUSTIN are far from Beijing's only grievance towards Washington. The Government of Xi Jinping believes that since the arrival of Joe Biden in power, the United States increased by 20 to 40% of their military activities near Chinese coast. These are mainly monitoring missions often qualified by the Chinese leaders "reinforced espionage". The People's Republic denounces "an intolerable pressure exerted by the US Navy in Southern China".
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The Shandong carrier group's combat drills in the South China Sea come on the back of the Liaoning carrier group's recent departure from the area.The Shandong carrier group departed its naval base in Sanya, in the southern province of Hainan, for its first deployment of the year just a few days after the country's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, returned to home port in the East China Sea.
According to the, Joe Biden actually stated that he will maintain "a strong military presence in the Pacific Ocean". The US president even argued that Xi Jinping was ambitioned that China becomes the only hegemonic power of the planet. For its part, the High Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi refuted the accusations of Joe Biden while remalling that the People's Republic would not tolerate any attempt to weaken its political power and influence in the Pacific Ocean.
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American policy has deterred an attack on Taiwan for 26 years, but has not dissuaded China from preparing for an attack.Retiring Indo-Pacific Commander Adm. Phil Davidson told the Senate Armed Services Committee last month that China is "developing systems, capabilities and a posture that would indicate that they're interested in aggression." Their intention to take Taiwan could "become manifest in the next six years.