China, US warships face-off in disputed South China Sea
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China expressed anger on Tuesday after a US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, saying it was resolutely opposed to an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing said in a separate statement it strongly urged the United States to stop such “provocative” actions. A 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.
China, US warships face-off in disputed South China Sea. (2018, October 3). Manila Bulletin, p. 3.
- Manila Bulletin