South Chinese Ocean

US Navy disputes Chinese claims in South China Sea for second time in a week

Seoul, South Korea CNN — A US Navy warship on Saturday challenged China’s claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US 7th Fleet said in a statement. second operation of its kind this week. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed near the Spratly Islands — known as China’s Nansha Islands — in …

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US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Exercise in South China Sea

Seoul, South Korea CNN † A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed island chain in the South China Sea on Wednesday, challenging restrictions imposed by China and others on passage through the area. Lt. Nicholas Lingo, a spokesman for the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet headquartered in Japan, said it was the second so-called …

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US sends destroyer near Paracel Islands to anger China | South China Sea News

The US says sailing near disputed islands was a “freedom of navigation operation”, while China calls it “illegal”. The United States has sent a ship through the northern South China Sea near the disputed Paracel Islands in a move condemned by China. The USS Benfold traveled near the archipelago of more than 100 reefs and …

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