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    Freedom of the seas

    Reuters is reporting USS Chafee, a US Navy guided missile destroyer, sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday, prompting anger in Beijing. The operation is the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters.

    Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Chafee, conducted normal operations that challenged “excessive maritime claims” near the Paracel Islands, over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors.
    “China’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that a warship, two fighter jets and a helicopter had scrambled to warn the U.S. ship away, adding it had infringed upon China’s sovereignty and security with its “provocation”. China would further strengthen its naval and air defenses, the ministry said.
    “We demand the U.S. side earnestly take steps to correct its mistakes,” it added.
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    The United States should extend it territorial waters out 5000 miles.
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    How many military bases does the US claim?
    China is extending their claimed territorial waters, not a good thing.
    Neither is the US claiming jurisdiction in foreign lands.
    Own up to your own hypocrisy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Felix Birdbiter View Post
    The United States should extend it territorial waters out 5000 miles.
    Uhhh, Doc?

    That would encompass the diameter of earth.
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    They're fake islands and should not be recognized by the US as Red Chinese territory.

    We should go up and drop anchor on the shoals.

    When China complains, we should point to our charts that don't show any island and ask innocently "what's the matter with you?"
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