Beijing lashes out at US for South China Sea sail-by

Beijing lashes out at US for South China Sea sail-by

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2018-11-30 18:23

The USS Chancellorsville on Monday entered waters of the Paracel Islands, known as Xisha in Chinese. (Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace) 

BEIJING: China on Friday (Nov 30) scolded the United States for sending naval vessels close to disputed islands in the South China Sea where Beijing has built military installations.

The US and its allies have in recent times sent planes and warships to the area for "freedom of navigation" operations, intended as a signal to Beijing of their right under international law to pass through the waters claimed by China.

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