The Chinese military pursued a US warship near the disputed Xisha/Parcel Islands in the South China Sea, a People’s Liberation Army spokesman said on Saturday, describing Washington as a threat. “Security Risk Maker” And the “The biggest destroyer” For peace and stability in the region.
Penetration of Chinese territorial waters by the missile destroyer USS Hooper ‘Extremely vulnerable’ Beijing once again demonstrated the sovereignty that Washington seeks “Navigational dominance” And “militarization” south china sea, He said Spokesman for the Southern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army, Senior Colonel Tian Junli.
The Chinese army deployed “Air and Naval Forces for Follow-up and Surveillance” Al-Dakhil, and “They expelled him according to the law.” CGTN reports. The Pentagon has not yet commented on the incident.
The Xisha Islands are a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, which China de facto rules. Known internationally as the Paracel Islands, they are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. Washington does not recognize China’s sovereignty over the islands and has repeatedly called for this “illegal” And pretending “A serious threat to the freedom of the seas.”
Similar incidents with American warships “Arrest for trespassing” It happened near the Paracel Islands before. The destroyer was USS Milius “He was warned away” from the area by the Chinese Navy in March this year, while the USS Penfold was hunted twice in 2022.
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