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Wires reporting that the US are planning an......>

US: Wires reporting that the US are planning an announcement on the South China
Sea next week.
- Comes after a US aircraft carrier group conducted drills in the SCS last week,
at the same time as the Chinese navy held exercises near the disputed Paracel
- Chinese defence ministry criticised the US for "provocative acts", and claimed
the US had "carried out navigational hegemony" through multiple deployments of
carrier and battleship groups to the region. 
- The prospect of further escalation of tensions in the SCS will only increase
as China seeks to assert itself as a regional and global military power.

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