The USS Ronald Reagan had previously conducted operations in the South China Sea in July and August. Photo: EPA-EFE The USS Ronald Reagan had previously conducted operations in the South China Sea in July and August. Photo: EPA-EFE
The USS Ronald Reagan had previously conducted operations in the South China Sea in July and August. Photo: EPA-EFE

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US aircraft carriers in the South China Sea and why they anger Beijing

  • USS Ronald Reagan has conducted operations in the sea for the third time in 2020
  • The disputed waters have become a flashpoint for the intensifying US-China rivalry, raising concerns about the potential for a military clash

Topic |   South China Sea
The USS Ronald Reagan had previously conducted operations in the South China Sea in July and August. Photo: EPA-EFE The USS Ronald Reagan had previously conducted operations in the South China Sea in July and August. Photo: EPA-EFE
The USS Ronald Reagan had previously conducted operations in the South China Sea in July and August. Photo: EPA-EFE
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