US defence chief visits aircraft carrier in South China Sea: AFP

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© US Navy/AFP/File | The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, pictured as it transits the South China Sea on October 29, 2015

 

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AFP) - 

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea on Thursday, amid rising tensions over Chinese sovereignty claims in the disputed waterway.

"There's a lot of concern about Chinese behaviour out here," Carter said during his three-hour visit to the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

He called the ship's presence "a sign of the critical role that United States military power plays in what is a very consequential region for the American future".










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