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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

… Navy Ship Sailing Near A Disputed Chinese South China Sea Island

"China has condemned America for a "serious political and military provocation" after a US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built in disputed waters.

The operation in the South China Sea was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters.

It came amid heightened tensions between the two nations, after Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on up to $60 USD billion (42 billion) in Chinese goods, moving the world's two largest economies closer to a trade war…"
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Cacique Caribe24 Mar 2018 11:27 a.m. PST

Well, none of the countries directly affected by their presence have what it takes militarily to challenge Communist China's takeover of the SCS.

Something should have been done in 2009 when the claim was made.

Something should have been done in 2012 when they started being built.

Xi who must be obeyed was happy bullying Vietnam and the Philippines all he wanted. But I guess that Xi doesn't like it that someone he can't bully around is finally challenging him.

I'm sure that Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan are all paying very close attention to this. The rights and sovereignty of all 3 are at stake.

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