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China Not Threatened by U.S. Carrier Exercises, Scholar Says

China should not feel threatened by planned exercises later this year in the Yellow Sea involving a U.S. aircraft carrier, a scholar at China’s National Defense University said.

The U.S. regularly sent aircraft carriers through the straits separating mainland China from Taiwan in the past “but didn’t dare to do anything against China,” Qiu Hao wrote in an editorial in today’s Global Times newspaper. The future of ties between China and the U.S. “offers more opportunities for cooperation than conflicts,” Qiu said.