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Evening HeadlinesBloomberg: Could Tug-of-War Turn to War With China? (video) A fleet of Chinese aircraft thunders into a strategically vital strait. Japan scrambles fighter jets. In other words, business as usual in the waters off China, where peace and $5 trillion of annual trade hang in the balance. Only now it's even more worrying than before. Analysts warn of the possibility of armed conflict if tensions rise any higher and somebody misreads an intention — or reads it all too well.
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