‘Unsafe’ action by China near American ship in Taiwan Strait, says US

A CHINESE Navy ship manoeuvred in an “unsafe manner” near an American destroyer transiting the Taiwan Strait, the US military said yesterday.

It is the second close encounter between American and Chinese military assets in less than 10 days, following what the US military said was an “unnecessarily aggressive manoeuvre” by one of Beijing’s fighter’s near one of Washington’s surveillance planes last week.