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US Officials Express Concern Over China’s ‘Growing Aggressiveness’

China is growing more aggressive against the U.S. military around Taiwan and in the South China Sea, White House national security spokesman John Kirby said Monday, warning Beijing that “it won’t be long before somebody gets hurt.”

The remarks from the White House come after the U.S. Navy on Monday criticized the Chinese military over an “unsafe” maneuver by one of its ships crossing the path of a U.S. warship at 150 yards of distance in the Taiwan Strait. 

“There was absolutely no need for the PLA [People’s Liberation Army] to act as aggressively as they did,” Kirby said, speaking at the White House Press briefing, referring to the formal name of the Chinese military. 

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