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U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 1 has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tensions with China.The Navy announced the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer to the South China Sea in a statement released on Saturday, despite warnings from Chinese officials not to challenge their sovereignty. The operation came a few days after the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned Washington against undermining China’s sovereignty in the region.China has a long history of maritime disputes with its South China Sea neighbours. Vincent Janssen determined to make it at Tottenham Hotspur
Janssen’s struggles have resulted in speculation linking him with a move away with Turkish side Galatasaray making an approach in January. In July, an worldwide tribunal at The Hague issued a sweeping condemnation of China’s claims and conduct in the disputed waters.Tensions have also risen in the past over occasional near-misses between USA and Chinese ships and aircraft around the disputed areas.Strike group commander, Rear Admiral James Kilby said that the US training that was held with allied nations in the Pacific has improved the strike group’s combat capabilities and readiness. The ruling infuriated China and it refused to participate in the case. In the most recent case, on February 8, a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion patrol aircraft and a Chinese surveillance plane flew within 1,000 feet of each other over the South China Sea, a close encounter that naval officials believed to be inadvertent.The rising tension between the United States and China over trade and territory under the rule of US President Donald Trump have increased concerns that the South China Sea could become a flashpoint. Gabriel Jesus agent dismisses Inter Milan speculation
There is a possibility the youngster could be back in action before the end of the season but Guardiola admits he is unsure. The Brazilian has had a wonderful start to life at the Etihad, scoring three goals and assisting two in five appearances. China lays claim to nearly all of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion worth of trade passes each year.The US has criticised Beijing’s construction of artificial islands, along with airfields and military facilities, in the sea.”The strike group recently enjoyed a port visit to Guam and after departing the Marianas, conducted operations in the Philippine Sea”, it added. This latest move could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration. “Freedom of navigation is absolute, and whether it be commercial shipping or our U.S. Navy, we will practice in worldwide waters and transit global waters as appropriate”, he said. Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul
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