This picture taken on December 14, 2016 shows a advertisement for a magazine featuring US President-elect Donald Trump on the cover at a news stand in Shanghai.
China said on December 17 it would return a US naval probe seized in international waters, as it slammed the 'hyping' of the incident as 'inappropriate and unhelpful'. The incident comes amid escalating tensions between China and the United States, with Trump repeatedly infuriating Beijing by questioning longstanding US policy on Taiwan, calling Beijing a currency manipulator and threatening Chinese imports with punitive tariffs.
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