China says U.S. warship illegally enters its territory in S. China Sea

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BEIJING (Reuters) -China said on Thursday a U.S. warship had 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 USS 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 it said violated its sovereignty and undermined regional peace and stability. South China Sea has emerged as…

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