China warns US after guided-missile destroyer sent to patrol disputed islands | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


China warns US after guided-missile destroyer sent to patrol disputed islands

challenge excessive maritime claims”, a Navy officer said.

The USS McCampbell carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Island chain, Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Rachel McMarr said.

The operation was not about any one country or to make a political statement, she added.

China lodged “stern representations” over the action, its foreign ministry said.

Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing the US operation had violated China’s law and urged the US to stop such actions.

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