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U.S. warship sails near Chinese islands in S.China Sea

U.S. warship sails near Chinese islands in S.China Sea

· 02/05/2021 03:04
U.S. warship sails near Chinese islands in S.China Sea

- A U.S. warship sailed near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy said, the first such mission under President Joe Biden's new administration.

The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain "asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law".


(Reporting by Ben Blanchard
Editing by David Goodman
)

((ben.blanchard@thomsonreuters.com;))