Top US Navy Officer Urges China to Avoid Confrontations

The U.S. Navy's top officer says he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters Friday  China should not see U.S. naval operations in the area as a threat. Richardson, who held meetings in China earlier this week, said he stressed to Chinese officials that communication channels are useful in de-escalating tensions. He said U.S. Navy ships will continue to operate freely in international waters, including the possibility of an aircraft carrier navigating through the Taiwan Strait. A new Pentagon report saying China's growing military capabilities could pose a threat to Taiwan has angered Beijing.... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Top US Navy Officer Urges China to Avoid Confrontations, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Top US Navy Officer Urges China to Avoid Confrontations





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Published By: VOA NEWS - Friday, 18 January, 2019



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