China threatens stability in the Pacific – US commander

China is threatening the sovereignty of small Pacific Islands and undermining the region’s stability, a top US military commander said on Thursday, in comments likely to inflame tension with China.US-China relations improved in January with the signing of a trade deal that defused an 18-month row that has hit global growth but strains remain.Admiral Philip Davidson (above) – commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command – said the United States “was all in” to counter China in the Pacific, citing its “excessive territorial claims, debt trap diplomacy, violations of international agreements, theft o…


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