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'A serious political and military provocation': China blasts US over warship patrol -

A handout photo made available by the US Navy shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethen (DDG 63) Credit: US NAVY/MC 3RD CLASS KURTIS A. HATCHER HANDOUT. Neil Connor, Beijing. 3 July 2017 • 10:47am. China has blasted the US for ...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 »

US ship sails close to disputed island claimed by China in South China Sea - ABC News

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, the second such operation in the past few months. Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news ...and more »

US warship in operation near disputed island in South China Sea - The Indian Express

It was the second "freedom-of-navigation operation," or "fonop," conducted during the presidency of Donald Trump, following a drill in late May in which a U.S. warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the ...and more »

Two Asia Hands Clash Over the Future of US Strategy in the Region - War on the Rocks

Editor's Note: A recent article in Foreign Affairs by Ely Ratner has sparked a debate among Asia-watchers. Part of this debate has played out in The Interpreter, the online magazine of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an independent ...and more »

'Serious military provocation': China angered by US presence in South China Sea - The Guardian

USS Stethem sailed less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island, which is claimed by China as well as Taiwan and Vietnam. Photograph: Us Navy/Reuters. South China Sea. 'Serious military provocation': China angered by US presence in South China Sea ...and more »

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

Just 39 days after a first operation, the Trump administration authorizes a second FONOP in the South China Sea. By Ankit Panda for The Diplomat. July 03, 2017. On Sunday, a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Stethem, sailed within 12 ...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 »

US destroyer sails close to disputed island in the South China Sea - CNN

(CNN) A US Navy destroyer on Sunday sailed within 12 miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea that is claimed by China, a US military official told CNN. The US Navy conducted a "freedom of navigation exercise" around Triton Island in the ...and more »

Chinese Warships Shadowing US Navy: 'New Normal' In South China Sea - Forbes

On July 3, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that the day prior, “On July 2, the missile destroyer USS Stethem trespassed China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands [Paracel Islands in the South China Sea]. China dispatched ...and more »