Beijing says it has sovereign rights over the disputed islands
Presence of US warship near disputed island in South China Sea a serious political and military provocation
Beijing has called the presence of a US warship near a disputed island in the South China Sea a serious political and military provocation.
It claimed that The USS Stethem sailed within the territorial limits of Triton Island.
The United States has repeatedly warned China against its occupation of islands in disputed waters, but Beijing says it has sovereign rights over these islands.