China warns of counter measures after USA warship sails through SCS
21 January, 2018, 00:35 | Author: Katrina Soto
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said expressed dissatisfaction with the USA action and China would take "necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty", the South China Morning Post reported.
Huangyan Dao is also known as Scarborough Shoal, the ring of reefs which lies about 230 kilometres from the Philippines in the South China Sea (SCS), where Beijing's claims are hotly contested by other nations.
While the administration of US President Donald Trump seeks the assistance of Beijing in diminishing a nuclear threat posed by the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the USS Hopper, a missile destroyer, sailed inside global maritime limits in the South China Sea claimed by China, approaching Huangyan Island, according to Reuters.
"The Chinese navy carried out identification and verification procedures in accordance with the law and warned the USA vessel to leave", Lu said.
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Wu said a Chinese missile destroyer had to drive off the USS Hopper, a USA guided missile destroyer, after the ship ventured near Huangyan Island, which is near the western coast of the Philippines.
Beijing claims virtually the entire South China Sea, a vital shipping route and a rich fishing ground with possibly large oil and natural gas deposits.
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