US Navy to launch more sea patrols
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The US Navy plans to conduct patrols near China's artificial islands in the South China Sea at least twice every three months to remind Beijing and other countries about US rights under international law, a US defense official said on Monday. "We're going to come down to about twice a quarter or a little more than that," said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the US Navy's operational plans. "That's the right amount to make it regular but not a constant poke in the eye. It meets the intent to regularly exercise our rights under international law and remind the Chinese and others about our view," the official said in Washington.
US Navy to launch more sea patrols. (2015, November 4). Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A19.
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