China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty
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China's foreign ministry has accused a US warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take "necessary measures" to ensure its sovereignty is protected. On the evening of Jan. 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, the ministry said on its website on Saturday. Huangyan Island is also known as the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed territory in the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines as well as China.
China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty. (2018, January 21). The Philippine Star, p. 18.
- The Philippine Star