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US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island - The Diplomat

On Sunday, a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Stethem, sailed within 12 nautical miles of a China-occupied island in the South China Sea. Specifically, the U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near Triton Island, a China-held island in the disputed ...and more »

US destroyer sails near disputed island in South China Sea - Washington Post

An American guided-missile destroyer sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea on Sunday, a U.S. defense official said, marking the second such operation since President Trump took office. The Japan-based USS Stethem, an Arleigh Burke-class ...and more »

China Condemns US South China Sea Action - U.S. News & World Report

The Chinese government has accused the United States of "serious political and military provocation" after a U.S. destroyer sailed close on Sunday to a disputed South China Sea island. This is the second time since Donald Trump took office that a U.S ...and more »

Bollywood offers China lessons on soft power - South China Morning Post

President Xi Jinping recently told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched the Bollywood film, Dangal, and liked it. Their conversation took place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, on ...and more »

China's Xi Jinping raises 'negative factors' in call with Trump - Hong Kong Free Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping told US counterpart Donald Trump on Monday that Sino-US relations have been hit by “negative factors” in a phone call following days of US actions that have vexed Beijing. Trump held separate calls with Xi and Japanese ...and more »

US warship near South China Sea island a 'serious political and military provocation', China says - Hong Kong Free Press

The passage of a US warship close to a disputed island in the South China Sea was a “serious political and military provocation”, Beijing said, one that could further strain relations between the superpowers. The destroyer, the USS Stethem, sailed less ...and more »

China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation - The Diplomat

China has reacted forcefully and negatively to the United States' latest freedom of navigation operation near one of its island possessions in the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea. On Monday, following the USS Stethem's operation within 12 ...and more »

China Calls US Destroyer In South China Sea A 'Provocation' - NPR

Beijing is calling the presence of an American destroyer near a sensitive archipelago in the South China Sea "a serious political and military provocation." The statement about the USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer that was steaming near Triton ...and more »

Abella: Diplomacy is still PH priority on South China Sea issue -

The Philippine government will continue to employ a “non-combative” approach in dealing with the South China Sea issue amid a recent report that Beijing has built new military facilities on artificial islands in the disputed region, Malacañang said on ...and more »

EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon sails destroyer near disputed island in South China Sea, officials say - Fox News

For the second time since President Trump took office, the Pentagon dispatched a U.S. Navy warship to sail near a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News. The USS Stethem, a guided-missile ...and more »