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US-China tensions: American troops not planning attack on Chinese territory, Beijing says

The United States has dismissed rumours it is planning to launch an attack on Chinese territory in the South China Sea, Beijing said on Thursday.In an apparent bid to ease tensions in the region, China’s defence ministry said the two sides had recently held talks on crisis management and planned to hold a maritime security dialogue before the end of the year.“US Defence Secretary [Mark] Esper clarified the issue through the military diplomacy channel and said the reports were inconsistent with…


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