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Warships’ Near-Collision at Sea Shows Rising U.S.-China Tensions

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Warships’ Near-Collision at Sea Shows Rising U.S.-China TensionsThe U.S. accused China’s navy of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct near an occupied reef in the South China Sea after a Chinese destroyer maneuvered near the bow of the USS Decatur, an Aegis-class destroyer based in San Diego. While close encounters between U.S. and Chinese forces are hardly unprecedented, particularly in the South China Sea, analysts said these incidents could increase as the broader relationship between Washington and Beijing comes under strain.