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China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Participated in Military Drills in South China Sea

China confirmed Monday that its only aircraft carrier participated in military exercises for the first time last week in the South China Sea, days after officials in self-ruled Taiwan said the exercises were underway only 166 kilometers south of the island. The military drills were conducted amid heightened tensions after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan's president, to the chagrin of China. China's Defense Ministry said its Soviet-built aircraft...

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