Reuters news, the U.S. military again released the wind on 19, declaring that its Prebel destroyer in the South China Sea to carry out free navigation mission, and entered my Huangyan Island 12 nautical miles. Chinese officials have not yet responded to this. Previously, many provocative actions by American ships in the South China Sea were evacuated by PLA verification, identification and warning.
Through Reuters, it seems that declaring that their ships will enter the South China Sea to carry out the free sailing mission has become a normative operation of the US military recently, and Reuters routinely declared on 19 that such a move may infuriate Beijing.
Reuters quoted Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the 7th Fleet, as saying: The destroyer Preble sailed within 12 miles of Huangyan Island to challenge excessive territorial claims and protect waterways in accordance with international law.
Since ancient times, Huangyan Island has been an inherent territory of China. When American ships entered the 12-mile sea area of our reef, they were ashamed to say that they were maintaining waterway access in accordance with international law?
Moreover, the United States is not a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, but keeps its mouth shut.
Thats a big face.
On May 6, the US Navy destroyers Prebel and Zhongyun entered the adjacent waters of the South China Sea Islands and Reefs without authorization. Li Huamin, spokesman for the PLA Southern War Zone, said at the time that the PLA Southern War Zone organized air and sea forces to identify and verify U.S. ships according to law and regulations, and warned them to evict. China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters. No matter how provocative foreign warplanes are, this fact cannot be changed. The troops in the theatre will remain on high alert and take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and security and to firmly safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea.
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