China Denies Australia’s Claim That Warship Used Sonar Against Divers

Nov. 20, 2023 11:11 am ET

China pushed back against Australia’s allegations that a Chinese warship used sonar pulses to target Australian navy divers and injure them.

In remarks issued late Monday, a spokesman for China’s Defense Ministry said Australia’s account of the encounter last week between a Chinese destroyer and divers removing fishing nets from the propellers of an Australian navy frigate near Japan was “completely inconsistent with the facts.” 

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