US Navy ship sails by China-claimed islands in South China Sea…

An aerial view of an uninhabited island of the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, Apr 21, 2017. (File photo: REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

WASHINGTON: A US Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday (Feb 17) in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested waters.

The US Navy’s Seventh Fleet said destroyer USS Russell “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law”.

Full Story: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/south-china-sea-us-navy-ship-sail-fonop-freedom-of-navigation-14217176

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