Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 09:30 am

Navy rejects China’s claim it 'expelled' US warship from disputed South China Sea

Navy rejects China’s claim it 'expelled' US warship from disputed South China Sea
The U.S. Navy denied a Chinese claim that the USS John S. McCain was forced from waters near the Spratly Islands.

Navy rejects China’s claim it 'expelled' US warship from disputed South China Sea Cmdr.McCain, scans the horizon in the South China Sea from the pilot house on Dec.warship from disputed waters in the South China Sea.“The US action was a serious violation of China’s sovereignty and security, and it gravely disrupted peace and stability in the South China Sea, which China is resolutely against,” the paper reported, citing Tian.

China, which claims authority over most of the South China Sea, built bases capable of accommodating fighter jets and other advanced weaponry.maritime operations and assert excessive and illegitimate maritime claims at the expense of Southeast Asian neighbors in the South China Sea, Keiley said.

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