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What’s Up With That, China?

This past week, we saw news of a skirmish between Chinese and U.S. boats in the South China Sea. Five Chinese ships harassed and maneuvered close to a U.S. Navy ship, the USNS Impeccable.

The Impeccable sprayed one ship with water from fire hoses to force it away. Its crew members stripped to their underwear, according to news reports, and came to within 25 feet of the U.S. ship.

Not sure what’s up with the stripping down business, but Congress is weighing in on what is a serious incident on one of the world’s most important strategic waterways. H. Con. Res. 72 is a concurrent resolution introduced last week to condemn any action of the People’s Republic of China that could unnecessarily escalate tensions between China and the U.S., including the South China Sea skirmish.

Here’s the current vote on H. Con. Res. 72. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about the bill.

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