China says US warship illegally enters its territory in South China Sea

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May 20, 2021 10:27 AM

In a statement, the Chinese military's Southern Theater Command said the Curtis Wilbur entered the waters near the Paracel Islands without permission, adding that its ships and planes followed the U.S. vessel.

ChinaThe Chinese mission said Beijing's spending on its military is considerably less than that of NATO members and it accused the organisation of conjuring up a military threat from China in order to justify its own agenda.

China said on Thursday a U.S. warship illegally entered its territorial waters in the South China Sea, the latest salvo in the two nations’ dispute over Beijing’s territorial claims in the busy waterway.

In a statement, the Chinese military’s Southern Theater Command said the Curtis Wilbur entered the waters near the Paracel Islands without permission, adding that its ships and planes followed the U.S. vessel.

It added that China opposed the U.S. action, which violated its sovereignty and undermined regional peace and stability.

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