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This new Defense Department map shows how China says one thing and does another with its military operations at sea

China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea and its broad interpretations of international law often lead it to protest what many other countries consider to be normal naval maneuvers in the area.

  • Christopher Woody
  • Business Insider

But farther afield, Beijing’s activity indicates that it doesn’t abide by the standard it applies to others.

Epov 1aChina frequently protests military operations by US and other countries in its Exclusive Economic Zone, which can extend up to 230 miles from a country’s coast.

Beijing has referred to those operations as “close-in surveillance.”

The US and other countries have countered that the…

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