The Chinese defence ministry said an increase in US reconnaissance was having a destabilising influence. Photo: USS Theodore Roosevelt
The Chinese defence ministry said an increase in US reconnaissance was having a destabilising influence. Photo: USS Theodore Roosevelt

US has ramped up reconnaissance in Chinese-claimed waters, says Beijing

  • China says US reconnaissance is up 20 per cent for warships and 40 per cent for planes in areas claimed by Beijing, causing warships’ close encounter
  • It comes as President Joe Biden tells Congress the US is ‘in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century’

The Chinese defence ministry said an increase in US reconnaissance was having a destabilising influence. Photo: USS Theodore Roosevelt
The Chinese defence ministry said an increase in US reconnaissance was having a destabilising influence. Photo: USS Theodore Roosevelt
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