It was reported today that China sent four of their advanced warships to patrol off the coast of Alaska at the end of August, entering the US exclusive economic zone just outside US territorial waters:
CNS NEWS – Some of China’s most advanced warships appear to be among four People’s Liberation Army Navy vessels that sailed within the exclusive economic zone of the United States, off Alaska, at the end of August.
A photo taken by the U.S. Coast Guard at the time but posted on the Pentagon’s Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website only this week, shows three Chinese vessels photographed from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf.
A second photo shows the cutter’s captain communicating with one of the Chinese vessels.
A statement from the U.S. Coast Guard said Bertholf and a second Coast Guard cutter, Kimball, “observed four ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) operating as close as 46 miles off the Aleutian Island coast.”