China ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough Shoal

Published: 20/01/2018
China ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough Shoal
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

China says it warned off a US Navy destroyer near a group of disputed islets in the South China Sea last week. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Saturday that the USS Hopper missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Scarborough Shoal, called Huangyan Island in China, on Wednesday night. “The Chinese navy carried out identification and verification procedures i

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