China says US destroyer in South China Sea violated its security
SINGAPORE: - China's foreign ministry said a U.S. navy destroyer that carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday in the South China Sea had violated international and Chinese law and seriously harmed Beijing's sovereignty and security.
U.S. officials earlier told Reuters the USS John S. McCain had travelled close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals, an area where China has territorial disputes with its neighbours.
"The U.S. destroyer's actions have violated Chinese and international laws, as well as severely harmed China's sovereignty and security," the ministry said late on Thursday in a statement on its website
"China is very displeased with this and will bring up the issue with the U.S. side."
Good Job by US to establish freedom of navigation.India should also join US.
This can be a great opportunity for USA. Continuously go in south and east China sea, and the moment China takes any action, they can invoke security clause for trade related sanctions.
First of all, South China Sea is not property of China. If international ships can not sail in international waters, Chinese ships can not sail in international waters and can not have bases in other countries.
There are problems all around China or they are creating it! None of its neighbors are feeling comfortable with them!
One day this land grabber will say the Moon is historically belonging to them！
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There are many complains from other countries about a bully china in the water way south of china. Now china is trying to bully a US war ship, if they keep doing that soon or later somebody will give china a bloody nose.
China is all mouth with no real honesty to what they mean! One sentence responses is proving the Chinese are not loyal to World safety and their leader is worse than Obama by allowing S%&T to happen!!! Any Country has the right of passage by a sand castle with guns in open waterways!! God owns the ocean in its natural state. If I built a cabin on someones unused property I would be sued and forced off!
Where is the Big Cargo Tanker when China need them????
Why repeat history where aggressive nations like China were eventually defeated, but at great cost, when we can we can use our leverage against China's economy and stop them in their tracks. China's economy needs the US's economy way way more than the US needs China's economy. All the US has to do to cut the cord of trade with China is relocate manufacturing and investments to nations that respect rule of law. Let's see if China will continue bluffing with their my way or the highway attitude on everything once we end trade with China.
China move small boat to protest, sent hero to back up, this will let them stay off push.