Chinese tabloid tweets “aircraft carrier killer” missiles, US Navy responds

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The Global Times, a state-run tabloid in China, caught the attention of the US Navy on Sunday when it tweeted about Beijing’s aircraft carrier killer missiles while two US carriers are in the region. .

The newspaper, which was described as a “jingoistic tabloid,” said that Beijing has a “wide selection” of these missiles, and that any American carrier “the movement in the region is pleased” of the People’s Army of release, according to “analysts”. . ”

“And yet they are there,” said the navy’s chief Twitter account. “Two @USNavy aircraft carriers operating in the international waters of the South China Sea. #USSNimitz & #USSRonaldReagan are not intimidated #AtOurDiscretion. ”

The Beijing-Washington relationship is said to have plunged the elusive trade deal, a blame against the coronaviruses, and China’s recent crackdown on Hong Kong.

A navy official told Fox News that the two carriers were in the disputed South China Sea for military exercises. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the exercises, which, according to Rear Admiral George Wikoff, were “to signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability.”

A Louisiana B-52 bomber carried out a 28-hour mission to train with jet aircraft from aircraft carriers in the region, according to the Air Force. This decision was seen as another message to China.

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China is also conducting exercises in the region and the Global Times, a tabloid produced by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Beijing, reported that “the United States has again shown its hypocrisy and demonstrated that they are the real source of potential regional instability. The newspaper quotes anonymous analysts.

Frank Miles and Lucas Tomlinson of Fox News contributed to this report

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