Reading a Piece of News

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Submitted By michaelyang26
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What I learnt and thought reading a piece of news

Morning, everyone!
It’s great to be here sharing with you some recent pieces of news that interest me and enlighten me the most.

On August 22nd, according to Associated Press, Pentagon cites ‘dangerous’ and ‘unprofessional’ intercept of US plane by Chinese fighter off the coast of China in ‘international airspace’. The Pentagon press secretary, John Kirby, said the Chinese jet made several close passes by the Navy P-8 Poseidon plane, coming within 30 feet(less than 10 meters) of it. He said the Chinese jet did a roll maneuver over the top of the Poseidon and also passed across the nose of the Navy plane, exposing the belly of the fighter in a way apparently designed to show that it was armed. Despite the incident happened only 135 miles east of China’s Hainan Island over the South China Sea, the US government regarded it as a deliberate provocation from China, to which the Pentagon had lodged a protest through diplomatic channels.

Three days later, according to the official Xinhua news agency, China’s Ministry of National Defense responded by rejecting US accusations that a Chinese fighter jet’s intercept of a US Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations. The spokesman believed these operations comprise the root cause of accidents endangering the sea and air military security between China and the United States.
To sum up, this is a piece of news concerning an airplane intercept incident between China and the United States. Next, I shall briefly explain why I am so fascinated to see just how this chess match plays out.
Firstly, this news manifests the growing competitions, distinctions and disputes between the two countries beneath the veneer of seemingly close partnership. It…...

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