China hits back at US over warship's entry into South China Sea

China hits back at US over warship's entry into South China Sea
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BEIJING - China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to a US warship's entry into the neighboring waters of China 's islands near South China Sea.

Spokesperson Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said in Beijing on Tuesday that the US destroyer entered waters of islands without permission of the Chinese government.

She said the Chinese Navy identified the US warship, warned and expelled it.

She said that China strongly urges the US side to immediately correct its mistakes and stop such provocative operations.

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