The Chinese navy this Friday (5) ordered a US warship to leave a disputed area at sea. China, Asian Government Government Announced. This is the first time this has happened since the inauguration U.S., Joe Biden.
According to China, the American ship USS John S. McCain Entered areas of the Sisha Islands without approval. This archipelago is also known as the Paracel Islands Often the subject of an exchange of accusations on both sides.
The Navy-Air Force situation was closely monitored and ordered [ao navio americano] Leave the area, ”the military said in a brief statement, accusing the United States of” seriously violating China’s sovereignty “and” threatening regional peace. “
In a statement, the U.S. Navy contradicted the version provided by the Chinese government. Lieutenant James Adams, a spokesman for the Pacific Ship, said: “The ship has never been driven out of territory.
“American Destroyer carried out this exercise of navigation freedom under international law and continued its normal operation in international waters,” he said.
Map: Paracel Islands – Photo: G1 World
China claims almost all the islands in the South China Sea and regularly complains about activities in the region, which is a scene of a struggle for influence with the United States.
Several neighboring countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam, also question some Chinese claims in the region, which is a major route for world maritime trade.
China views foreign navigation in these waters as an attack on its sovereignty, while the United States and other countries view the area as part of international waters and open to all.
China on Thursday condemned the warship’s passage across the sea, which separates Taiwan from China.
American ships often pass through this strait, provoking China, which considers the island part of its territory.
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