China says US violated its sovereignty in South China Sea

China says US violated its sovereignty in South China Sea

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday that the United States had violated its sovereignty and security, after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands that Beijing claims in the South China Sea.

China firmly opposes the U.S. move, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on its microblog.

(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Kim Coghill)

Source: Reuters