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China authorises coast guard to fire on foreign vessels

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    JakeTheDog
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    I'm curious to see how the US and everyone else proceeds with their usual exercises and shows of force in the South China sea.

    I'm curious to see how the US and everyone else proceeds with their usual exercises and shows of force in the South China sea.

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    1. RNG
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      I wonder if there will be an escalation of tensions with the Freedom of Navigation routes that are deliberately performed to demonstrate that the US views the waters immediately off these reefs as...

      I wonder if there will be an escalation of tensions with the Freedom of Navigation routes that are deliberately performed to demonstrate that the US views the waters immediately off these reefs as international waters.

      US warships get incredibly close to these assets, which may make things interesting. I'm skeptical China will actually fire on a US warship, especially at a moment when they are attempting to normalize relations with the US.

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