U.S. to sail warships near disputed South China Sea islands: FT




 
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U.S. to sail warships near disputed South China Sea islands: FT
 
October 8th, 2015  
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U.S. to sail warships near disputed South China Sea islands: FT
(Reuters) - The United States is expected to sail warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea within the next two weeks to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the area, the Financial Times reported, citing a senior U.S. official. The ships will sail within the 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory around some of the islands it has constructed in the Spratly chain, the report said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing on Thursday that China was paying attention to such reports, and that it and the United States have maintained “extremely thorough communication” on the South China Sea issue.




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