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U.S. chides China, Russia after ships traverse Japan chokepoints

Navy Secretary Del Toro says Beijing, Moscow trying to intimidate others

A group of naval vessels from China and Russia sails during joint military drills in the Sea of Japan, in this still image taken from video released on Oct. 18.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S. Navy secretary on Monday warned China and Russia against bullying other nations after they sent warships through two maritime choke points in northern and southern Japan.

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