U.S. Navy Fires Back At China

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(FixThisNation.com) – The Chinese military has responded following the accusations that a U.S. naval ship had “illegally intruded” into the waters in a territorial dispute in the Second Thomas Shoal, which is between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea.

On Monday, in response to this alleged intrusion, the naval forces of the Chinese military were mobilized to track the USS Giffords. The People’s Liberation Army Southern Theater noted in a statement that the warship had violated the sovereign waters. As they said the United States has also violated international law and has shown that the country is a threat to the stability in the area.

The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet denied that the ship had done anything not consistent with international law and argued that they were conducting routine operations.

In recent months there have been a number of confrontations between the Philippines and China, however as China has a bigger military, the Philippines has asked for the help of the United States in the territorial disputes.

China has claimed that the U.S. has been meddling close to its shores and that they have interfered and are escalating the tension in the region.

The Japan-based U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet has noted that their operations in the South China Sea show the commitment to ensuring that the Indo-Pacific region remains open to all nations and that they can navigate the area according to international laws. The U.S. has a history of patrolling the South China Sea, however, China has established itself as the regional and global power in the region in the past few decades.

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