China vows to step up air and sea patrols after U.S. warship sails near disputed island

BEIJING – China's military vowed Monday to step up air and sea patrols after an American warship committed what Beijing called the "serious offense" of sailing near a disputed island in the South China Sea.

Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping complained to his American counterpart President Donald Trump about "negative factors" undermining relations between the two countries.

The past few days have seen a dramatic downturn in relations between the two sides, after the United States...

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