Thursday, 19 September, 2019

China says United States warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough

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Patty Aguilar | 20 January, 2018, 17:12

Beijing dispatched a warship to see off a USA missile destroyer which it says has "violated" its sovereignty in the South China Sea. However, it is also claimed by Taiwan (which is itself the subject of a sovereignty dispute with mainland China) and the Philippines.

News of the encounter follows yesterday's release of a new U.S. defence strategy that says America is facing "growing threats" from China and Russian Federation. Mattis said the USA military advantage over Beijing and Moscow is "eroding".

Huangyan Dao is also known as Scarborough Shoal, the ring of reefs which lies about 230 kilometres from the Philippines in the South China Sea (SCS), where Beijing's claims are hotly contested by other nations.

Lu said the USA warship has impaired China's sovereignty and security interests, and caused a serious threat to Chinese vessels and personnel working in the area.

"China is strongly dissatisfied with that and will take necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement on Saturday.

In a bid to question China's claims over the area, the United States has been pressing naval ships and air force planes frequently to pass through the area, through which trillions of dollars of worldwide trade takes place to assert freedom of navigation. Nicole Schwegman said Saturday.

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The US and Chinese militaries have had frequent standoffs in the South China Sea.

She said such operations are "not about any one country, nor are they about making political statements". "FONOPS are created to comply with global law and not threaten the lawful security interest of coastal States". But since the worldwide community doesn't recognize many claims by China in the South China Sea, including its claim to the Scarborough Shoal, the USA demonstrates its displeasure with China by conducting "freedom of navigation" operations with Navy warships.

Beijing asserts sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea despite rival claims from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and others.

The United States does not claim territory in the South China Sea but has declared it has a national interest in ensuring that the territorial disputes there are resolved peacefully in accordance with global law.

An airstrip, structures and buildings on China's man-made Subi Reef in the Spratly chain of islands in the South China Sea are seen from a Philippine Air Force C-130 transport plane of the Philippine Air Force.

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel.

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