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Multiple incidents have raised concerns of a possible accident occurring that could lead to an escalation between the U.S. and China at a time when tensions are already high.
Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting the Philippines to underscore America’s commitment to defend its treaty ally.
At least seven sailors, including the pilot, were injured when the aircraft hit the deck of the USS Carl Vinson.
On Friday, China ordered the closing of the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, in rapid retaliation for the closing of its consulate in Houston.
Trump signed the bills supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, even as he expressed some concerns about complicating the effort to work out a trade deal.
The two vessels sailed close to the Paracel Islands on Sunday -- a move likely to anger Beijing.
The president is due to give a speech about his national security plans later on Monday.
The storm hit just days ahead of the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.