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US military activity on China's borders has ‘sharply increased’ since Biden took charge

US MILITARY provocations against China have increased sharply since President Joe Biden took office, the Chinese Defence Ministry said yesterday.

Colonel Wu Qian said incursions into Chinese-claimed waters by US ships were up 20 per cent and by aircraft 40 per cent since January. He described incidents such as close observation of China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier by the USS Mustin destroyer, “seriously interfering with the Chinese side’s training activities and seriously threatened the safety of navigation and personnel on the both sides.”

“The US frequently dispatches ships and planes to operate in seas and airspace near China, promoting regional militarisation and threatening regional peace and stability,” he said.

Britain is also now dispatching its new Queen Elizabeth II carrier strike group to the China seas in order to ratchet up tensions with Beijing.

The US has over 400 military bases encircling China, with 55,000 troops stationed in Japan and a further 30,000 in South Korea.

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