China says tailed, ‘issued a warning’ to US Navy ship in S. China Sea

SpaceWar.com reports: “Beijing’s military on Friday said it had tailed and issued a warning to a US Navy ship near the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea.

China ‘organised naval and air forces to tail and monitor the ship in accordance with laws and regulations and issued a warning to drive it away’, military spokesman Tian Junli said in a statement.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey ‘illegally intruded into China’s territorial waters near the Xisha Islands without approval from the Chinese government’, Tian said, referring to the Paracel Islands by their Chinese name.

‘The actions by the United States seriously violate China’s sovereignty and security,’ he added…”

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