onsdag 15. september 2021

Chinese State Media Suggests Warships Will ‘Soon’ Sail Near Hawaii

As tensions simmer in the Pacific between the United States and China, the two rivals are publicly trading barbs over their respective military conduct at sea. On Sunday, the Department of Defense released photos of an encounter between Chinese navy ships near the Aleutian Islands off Alaska and two U.S. Coast Guard Cutters — including the Hawaii-based Kimball. A military press release, which has since been taken down from military websites, described the interaction as “safe and professional with verbal communications.”

The photos were released after the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Communist Party-run newspaper Global Times said on Wednesday that Americans should expect to see Chinese ships sailing near Hawaii and Guam after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed reef in the South China Sea that the Chinese military has turned into a base.