McMaster May Seek A Showdown With China

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Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Unlikely to give them a pass in the South China Sea

China's Constructing Suspected Missile Silos On Contested Islands

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Military vehicles carrying DF-21D ballistic missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

‘Steady increases in their capabilities’

China Prepares To 'Counter Attack' As US Carrier Enters Contested Waters

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Vessels roam the waters of the East China Sea during a naval exercise, October 19, 2012. The Chinese navy conducted a joint exercise in the East China Sea with the country's fishery administration and marine surveillance agency on Friday. 11 vessels, eight planes and more than 1000 personnels took part in the drill, according to local reports. REUTERS/China Daily

Dueling drills

China Pushes Back Against Trump's Tough Stance On Disputed Seas

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Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 (C) sails near Japan Coast Guard vessels (R and L) and a Japanese fishing boat (front 2nd L) as Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, is background, in the East China Sea in this file photo taken by Kyodo on July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kyodo

‘Stop making wrong remarks’

China's Still Anticipating A Fight In The South China Sea

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy stand guard in the Spratly Islands, known in China as the Nansha Islands, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Continued militarization

US And Chinese Warplanes Have 'Unsafe' Encounter Over Disputed Waters

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A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion fires self-defensive flares in preparation for a surveillance mission. CLH/U.S. (Reuters)

Close to a collision

Mattis May Be Much Tougher On China Than His Public Comments Suggest

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the honour guard before a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Willing to challenge China in the South China Sea

China Praises Mattis For 'Dispersing The Clouds Of War' In The South China Sea

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The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in Washington, DC, U.S. on January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

‘Too early for Chinese decision-makers to sit back and relax’

Trump Has Spoken With More Than A Dozen World Leaders, But Not This One

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U.S. President Donald Trump (L-R), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Intentional slight?

SecDef: Now Is Not The Time For 'Dramatic Military Moves' In East, South China Sea

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Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) in the South China Sea on October 13, 2016. Picture taken on October 13, 2016. Courtesy Diana Quinlan/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Emphasizing ‘diplomatic efforts’

Is It 'Too Late' To Stop China In The South China Sea?

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An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

‘Permanent military presence’

Trump Is Confusing China On Purpose, Adviser Reveals

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It keeps them off balance’

As Long As It Gets Everything It Wants, China Will Play Nice With Trump

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The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in Washington, DC, U.S. on January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

There’s always a catch

Trump And China Are On A Collision Course In Contested Seas

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Vessels roam the waters of the East China Sea during a naval exercise, October 19, 2012. The Chinese navy conducted a joint exercise in the East China Sea with the country's fishery administration and marine surveillance agency on Friday. 11 vessels, eight planes and more than 1000 personnels took part in the drill, according to local reports. REUTERS/China Daily

Tough talk on the South China Sea

Spicer: Trump Will Challenge China In The South China Sea To Defend US Interests

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Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) in the South China Sea on October 13, 2016. Picture taken on October 13, 2016. Courtesy Diana Quinlan/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

‘We’re going to make sure that we defend international territories’

The Pacific Pivot: How Obama's Massive Foreign Policy Shift Ended Up In Tatters

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The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in Washington, DC, U.S. on January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

‘U.S. interests in Asia appear to be much less secure’

Beijing Warns US 'Word Bombs' Won't Stop Chinese Power Projection

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China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Far seas drills to become the new normal

China's Military Maneuvers Are Messages To Obama And Trump

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China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

‘We are here, and we aren’t going anywhere’

Chinese Military Prepares 'To Throw Punches' Over Foreign Spying

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Security cameras are attached to a pole in front of the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, near the Great Hall of the People where the 18th National Party Congress (NPC) is currently being held, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

‘Intelligence would be our Achilles heel’

China Is Winning The Tech Battle In The South China Sea

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A police officer prepares a drone for display during a drill at a military base in Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Surveillance and regional presence