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China makes 'stern representations' over U.S. warship in South China Sea

China makes 'stern representations' over U.S. warship in South China SeaChina has lodged “stern representations” with the United States over a U.S. navy vessel sailing through the disputed South China Sea, its foreign ministry said on Monday. A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea claimed by China as U.S. officials joined trade talks in Beijing to seek a de-escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing that the U.S. operation in the region violated China’s law and urged the United States to stop such actions.



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U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: U.S. official

U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: U.S. officialBeijing and Washington are locked in a trade war that has seen them impose increasingly severe rounds of tariffs on each other’s imports. The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Chinese, Japanese and some Southeast Asian navies operate. China’s claims in the South China Sea, through which about $ 5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.



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Exclusive: U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea island, officials say

Exclusive: U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea island, officials sayBy Idrees Ali and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters. The operation, which infuriated Beijing, was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as China’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters. China has territorial disputes with its neighbors over the area.



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'Sudden turn' by US warship led to collision off Singapore: report

'Sudden turn' by US warship led to collision off Singapore: reportA “sudden turn” by the American warship USS John S. McCain led to a collision with a tanker last year off Singapore that left 10 sailors dead, a report by the city-state’s government said Thursday. Singapore’s transport ministry, releasing the results of its investigation into the incident, said a “series of missteps” by the destroyer’s crew and insufficient action by those of the tanker, the Alnic MC, contributed to the accident. The commander of the John S. McCain is facing charges including negligent homicide and dereliction of duty, the US Navy said in January, after its own investigation into the incident found “multiple failures” by the ship’s crew.



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Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'The iconic aircraft carrier was discovered on March 4 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles (800 km) from Australia’s east coast, according to Allen’s website. Here are five facts about the warship nicknamed “Lady Lex”. The Lexington was originally designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the U.S. Navy’s early aircraft carriers.



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Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'

Five facts on the discovery of WW2 warship 'Lady Lex'The iconic aircraft carrier was discovered on March 4 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles (800 km) from Australia’s east coast, according to Allen’s website. Here are five facts about the warship nicknamed “Lady Lex”. The Lexington was originally designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the U.S. Navy’s early aircraft carriers.



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China says U.S. warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty

China says U.S. warship violated its South China Sea sovereigntyA U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty. China’s foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island, which is also known as Scarborough Shoal and subject to a rival claim by the Philippines. It was the latest U.S. naval operation challenging extensive Chinese claims in the South China Sea and came even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.



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China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty

China says US warship 'violated' its sovereigntyBeijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had “violated” its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island on the night of January 17 without alerting Beijing, the foreign ministry said, referring to the shoal by its Chinese name. Also known as Scarborough Shoal, the ring of reefs lies about 230 kilometres (140 miles) from the Philippines in the South China Sea, where Beijing’s claims are hotly contested by other nations.



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China says US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough

China says US warship violated sovereignty near ScarboroughBEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.



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US warship sustains minor damage after tug drifts off Japan

US warship sustains minor damage after tug drifts off JapanAn American warship has been damaged after a tug boat drifted into the destroyer during a drill off Japan, according to the US navy, the latest in a spate of incidents in Asia. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Bay on Saturday when the Japanese tug lost propulsion, according to the US 7th Fleet. The incident came as Japanese and US forces take part in a 10-day joint naval drill until November 26 in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip.



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