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Diplomatic escalation

Barely in office, the new US president is testing Sino-American relations. Two weeks ago on Saturday, Taiwan reported that Chinese military aircraft had penetrated its airspace. The reason: That same day, the US Navy had entered the South China Sea with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt – an exercise, US forces announced. The Financial Times even reported a simulated air strike by Beijing on an imaginary aircraft carrier. However, the US military stressed that there was no danger at any time.

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