China pushed a US warship out of the Paracel Islands

The USA regularly carries out so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, in which it challenges restrictions on “innocent passage” imposed by China and other claimants.

The US Navy has said in connection with the incident that they believe it was the warship USS Penfold Enforcement of Navigational Rights and Freedoms in the South China Sea near the Paracel Islands in accordance with international law.

However, China claims that the US actions are deliberately intended to create tension, even though Beijing is not the goal to impede freedom of navigation and overflight for those crossing the territory. According to the Southern District Command of the People’s Liberation Army, the movement of the American ship seriously violated China’s sovereignty and security, illegally invading China’s territorial waters around the Paracel Islands.

“The facts once again show that the United States is doing nothing but endangering the security of the South China Sea and destroying regional peace and stability. The Southern Command organized naval and air forces to track, monitor, warn and repel the ship.

– The news portal highlighted the position of the Chinese.

According to the US Navy, the Chinese statement on the mission “False”It is the latest in a long line of measures taken by China Distorts the legitimate naval operations of the United States and asserts its excessive and unlawful maritime claims to the detriment of its Southeast Asian neighbors in the South China Sea..

The US Navy also said it would protect the right of all nations to continue to fly, sail and operate in areas permitted by international law. This makes China ‘He will not deter us’ – added.

China seized the Paracel Islands from the South Vietnamese government in 1974.

Monday marked the sixth anniversary of the international court ruling, which invalidated China’s sweeping claims to the South China Sea, a channel for ship traffic worth about $3 trillion (about HUF 1,339,990 billion) annually.

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However, China has never accepted the rule and claims almost the entire South China Sea, while Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Brunei make competing and often overlapping claims to the region.

The cover photo is an illustration. Photo: South China Sea, July 14, 2020. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan powered during a military exercise in the South China Sea. MTI / EPA / US Naval Information Office / MC2 Samantha Jetzer

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