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Warships off Alaska signal Chinese navy’s wanderlust

TOKYO — While much of the world was focusing on Beijing’s World War II victory celebrations earlier this month, five Chinese navy ships were gliding into U.S. territorial waters off Alaska. Though China was within its rights under international law, it was nevertheless a daring move, coming just as U.S. President Barack Obama was wrapping […]

Five Chinese Navy Ships End ‘Rare Visit’ To Bering Sea

The five Chinese naval ships spotted in the Bering Sea off Alaska coast have begun their return journey, The U.S. Navy said Friday. “They already had one of their icebreakers up in that area and they weren’t that far away with an exercise, and they’ve already started their return transit,” Chief of Naval Operations Admiral […]

Chinese naval ships came within 12 nautical miles of American soil

A group of Chinese naval vessels transited U.S. territorial waters near Alaska this week, a Pentagon official said Friday, in an unusual maneuver that underscores the potential for increased U.S.-Chinese friction at sea. A U.S. military official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the Chinese naval movements, said the group […]