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US Warship Ignoring China's Baseless Sovereignty Claims, Completes Operations in South China Sea

Amid deepening rift between the US and China, a US warship challenged Chinese claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea. USS Benfold (DDG 65) stated that such claims violate international law and  "pose a serious threat to the freedom of the seas". It asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law. Watch to know more!