China Denies Sub Followed A Group Of U.S. Warships

November 17th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: China Denies Sub Followed A Group Of U.S. Warships

Asian Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2006
Pg. 11

By Associated Press
BEIJING -- China denied reports that one of its submarines had followed a group of U.S. warships and surfaced near the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean last month.
Adm. William Fallon, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters in Malaysia on Tuesday that the carrier and its supporting ships were conducting exercises in an unidentified location when the encounter occurred, confirming an incident reported in the Washington Times.
"According to our knowledge, the report in the Washington Times is not in line with fact," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Thursday at a news conference. She gave no other details.
Adm. Fallon said the carrier group wasn't engaged in antisubmarine exercises, but if it had been, "and if this Chinese sub came in the middle of this, then it could have escalated into something that could have been very unforeseen."
November 17th, 2006  
Let me explain this a little from what I know about the Chinese logic. If there is any minor detail or nuance in a verb or adverb in the story it would lead to this claim of "not keeping with fact". So it could be the verb "followed" or some other minor detail that gives them rise to say this and feel justified and have even righteous indignation as they deny the story.

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