Pentagon says China’s military is challenging the US with ‘risky’ run-ins in the South China Sea during the pandemic

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The Pentagon says that the US military has had “unsafe” encounters with the Chinese military in the South China Sea in recent months as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Southeast Asia Reed Werner revealed to Fox News on Tuesday that there have been “at least nine” concerning incidents involving Chinese fighters and US aircraft over the contested waterway since mid-March. There was also an “unsafe” encounter involving a Chinese naval vessel and the US Navy destroyer USS Mustin last month. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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