Saturday, October 22, 2016

U.S. Destroyer Challenges China's Claims In The South China Sea



Reuters: U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.

The U.S. action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said.

The Chinese Defense Ministry called the move "illegal" and "provocative," saying that two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. destroyer to leave.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged "excessive maritime claims" near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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WNU Editor: The Chinese are not pleased .... China protests 'illegal,' 'provocative' U.S. South China Sea patrol (Reuters)

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US Runs Freedom of Navigation Operation in S. China Sea -- VOA
US destroyer sails through the South China Sea -- Al Jazeera
US Warship Warned by Chinese Vessels After South China Sea Patrol -- Sputnik
‘Illegal & provocative’: US destroyer sails through contested waters amid Chinese warnings -- RT

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

EFFECT of Philippine

fazman said...

Good, call chinas bluff, thats all it is.

fazman said...

Good, call chinas bluff, thats all it is.

Anonymous said...

who gives a shit if China is pleased

jimbrown said...

If only we had the phillipine navy on our side...

jimbrown said...

If only we had the phillipine navy on our side...

Aizino Smith said...

The show of force is a very temporary quarter measure designed to give Obama and fig leaf to cover is unmentionable as well as his feminine physique until he can leave office in 90 days.

fazman said...

He sounds hot!, does he have a sister? Lol