December 28, 2016

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning arrives in Hainan

The United States says China has the right to sail in international waters after a Chinese aircraft carrier cruised past Taiwan and into the contested South China Sea, reported the Associated Press.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner was quoted as saying on Tuesday the US recognises lawful uses of the sea, and the same rights apply to the US, China and other nations.

“As we often make the case with our own naval vessels sailing … in those same waters, it’s freedom of navigation,” said Mr Toner according to AP

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