China complains after US destroyer sails through South China Sea

China complains after US destroyer sails through South China Sea

BEIJING: China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it has lodged stern representations with the United States after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea.

China urges the United States to respect China's territory, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Ben Blanchard)

Source: Reuters

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