Chinese destroyer extremely close to US warship: US

Chinese destroyer extremely close to US warship: USA Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer — forcing it to change course — in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday. The USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer was conducting what the military calls a “freedom of navigation operation” Sunday, when it passed within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the remote Spratly Islands. The 12-mile distance is commonly accepted as constituting the territorial waters of a landmass.


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US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

  1. US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says  Fox News
  2. US warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: US official  Reuters
  3. US Navy sails past contested islands in South China Sea amid US-China tensions  CNN
  4. China challenges Trump, says it will not be ‘blackmailed’ on trade  CNN
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U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: U.S. official

U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: U.S. officialBeijing and Washington are locked in a trade war that has seen them impose increasingly severe rounds of tariffs on each other’s imports. The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Chinese, Japanese and some Southeast Asian navies operate. China’s claims in the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.


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China cancels US warship visit to Hong Kong amid military sanction backlash

  1. China cancels US warship visit to Hong Kong amid military sanction backlash  CNN
  2. China Rejects US Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong as Tensions Rise  New York Times
  3. China Blocks US Warship From Port Call in Hong Kong  Bloomberg
  4. China Denies US Navy Ship’s Request for Hong Kong Visit  Wall Street Journal
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