US warship in disputed sea raises China's ire
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The US Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer close to China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it warned and followed the American Vessel. The patrol by the USS Lassen was the most significant US challenge yet to 12-nautical-mile territorial limits China asserts around the islands in the Spratly archipelago and could ratchet up tensions in one of the world's busiest sea lanes. One US defense official said the USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef.
US warship in disputed sea raises China's ire. (2015, October 28). BusinessWorld, p. S1/8.
Disputes; Defence craft; Artificial islands; Navigation; Territorial waters; Trade; Military operations; Land reclamation; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Conferences; Satellite mosaics; US Navy; USS Lassen; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Earnest, Josh; Storey, Ian; Graham, Euan; Lopez, Alexander S.; Xi, Jinping; Obama, Barack
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