China protests US ship sailing in South China Sea

Megha Jain

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China has voiced discontent with the US after an American warship sailed near an artificial island in the disputed the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry called the U.S. Navy's action a "provocation" that "severely undermines China's sovereignty and security, and severely endangers the safety of frontline personnel of both sides." The U.S. destroyer sailed 6 nautical miles past Mischief Reef, said the US