China protests US

Beijing

China said Wednesday it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea.
The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee entered into China´s territorial waters near the Sansha islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing´s foreign ministry. China immediately dispatched military vessels and aircraft for identification and warned the US ship to leave, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing.—AFP

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