The Chinese military has deployed its navy and air force to “track, monitor and warn” the ship, according to a post on the official WeChat account of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Southern Theater Command. But China has objected to this.
Tension may increase again between China and America. The Chinese military claimed that the US naval destroyer USS Hopper had entered China’s territorial waters without Chinese government approval. The Chinese military has deployed its navy and air force to “track, monitor and warn” the ship, according to a post on the official WeChat account of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Southern Theater Command. But China has objected to this. Regarding this, China has also said that this incident proves that the United States is increasing the risk by being active in the South China Sea.
This latest announcement comes days after China accused the Philippines of involving “foreign forces” in patrolling the South China Sea, referring to joint patrols conducted by Philippine and US militaries since Tuesday. Earlier this month, the United States and China held “candid” talks on maritime issues, including the contentious South China Sea. The US State Department said the US side underlined its concerns about “dangerous and unlawful” Chinese actions there.
Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed high-level military communications, anti-narcotics cooperation and artificial intelligence during a four-hour meeting to establish working relations after a period of tense relations in the Indo-Pacific region. Had agreed to start again. The White House said Biden emphasized America’s strong commitment to protecting its Indo-Pacific allies. The President stressed the United States’ enduring commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, as well as freedom of navigation and overflight, adherence to international law, and the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. At the same time, China’s official media gave information about the agreements between Xi and Biden.