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China military exercises in South China Sea will ‘further destabilise’ the situation: Pentagon

The Pentagon on Thursday expressed its concern about China’s decision to conduct military exercises in a disputed island in the South China Sea, noting the act will “further destabilise” the situation.

“The Department of Defense is concerned about the People’s Republic of China (PRC) decision to conduct military exercises around the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on July 1-5,” the Pentagon, in a statement, said, reported AFP.

It further said that carrying the military exercises will further “further destabilise the situation” in the disputed area claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam, and China.

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