China Protests USS Lassen Warship 'Illegally' Approaching Disputed Islands
Beijing vowed a resolute response to any intended provocation after the USS destroyer Lassen "illegally" entered the waters of the South China Sea near disputed islands
27 October, 2015
"China strongly urges the U.S. side to conscientiously handle China's serious representations, immediately correct its mistake and not take any dangerous or provocative acts that threat China's sovereignty and security interests," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The US sent guide-missile destroyer USS Lassen to pass some 12 nautical miles from Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands on Tuesday morning.