China helps US search for missing sailor in S. China Sea

China helps US search for missing sailor in S. China SeaChina said Thursday that it helped the United States search for an American sailor who fell into the South China Sea — a rare cooperative gesture in the disputed waters. The sailor went missing Tuesday during a joint US-Japanese drill in the South China Sea. Japanese and US naval forces have been holding drills in the contested South China Sea in the face of Beijing’s increasing assertiveness over its maritime claims in the region.



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