, 6 tweets, 2 min read Read on Twitter
Thread: #US destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer sails in disputed #SouthChinaSea amid trade talks. The destroyer entered waters near the Paracel Islands uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa…
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. military said, angering Beijing, which said the ship had entered Chinese territorial waters without permission.
The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-Chinese relationship, which include an escalating trade war, American sanctions on China’s military and U.S. relations with Taiwan.
Commander Reann Mommsen, US Navy’s 7th Fleet spokeswoman, told Reuters that destroyer Wayne E. Meyer challenged territorial claims in the operation, including excessive Chinese claims around the Paracel Islands, which are also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.
“...China has attempted to claim more internal waters, territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, and continental shelf than it is entitled under international law,” Mommsen said.
The People’s Liberation Army’s Southern Theater Command said in a statement that the Wayne E. Meyer had entered waters near the Paracels without the permission of the Chinese government
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to IndoPacific_SCS_Info
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!