12/4/2023, 12:55 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China: US combat ship 'illegally' entered territorial waters

Spokesperson for China's Southern Theater Command Tian Junli said on Monday in a statement that a United States combat ship "illegally" trespassed into territorial waters in the South China Sea.

USS Gabrielle Giffords, an Independence-class littoral combat ship, entered into waters close to the disputed "Nanshan Island ... without the approval of the Chinese government," the spokesperson stated.

"The United States has deliberately disrupted the South China Sea, seriously violated China's sovereignty and security, severely undermined regional peace and stability, and seriously violated international law and basic norms governing international relations," the spokesperson asserted.

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