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Chinese harassment

If we are one month or so into a new American administration, it must be time for Chinese ships or planes to harass U.S. military ships or aircraft operating near Hainan Island. This strikes me as kind of hokey on the part of Beijing — more befitting the punks of Pyongyang than a great power. ...

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If we are one month or so into a new American administration, it must be time for Chinese ships or planes to harass U.S. military ships or aircraft operating near Hainan Island.

This strikes me as kind of hokey on the part of Beijing -- more befitting the punks of Pyongyang than a great power.

 

If we are one month or so into a new American administration, it must be time for Chinese ships or planes to harass U.S. military ships or aircraft operating near Hainan Island.

This strikes me as kind of hokey on the part of Beijing — more befitting the punks of Pyongyang than a great power.

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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