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Amid Trade Tensions, United States Warship Sails in South China Sea

by Chandrani Sarkar | May 20, 2019

On Sunday, the United States Military informed that one of its warships has sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal owned by China in the South China Sea, which might anger Beijing during trade tension between US-China.

The busy waterway is one of the rising flashpoints in US-China relationship, which include Trade War, Taiwan, and US Sanctions.

On Friday, China looks more aggressive in terms of trade war with the US. The tough talks limited a week that saw China introducing a fresh retaliatory tariffs.

The operation was carried out by the US Destroyer Prebel, reports a spokesman of the US Military.

The Seventh Fleet’s spokesperson, Commander Clay Doss said that “Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Reef in order to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law.”

Last month, it’s alleged second such United States military operations in South China Sea. On Wednesday, the US Navy Chief claims that its freedom of navigation movements in South China Sea drew more attention than deserving.

The US military also has a long-standing position in its operation to carry throughout the world  including areas claimed by allies as being separated from political considerations.

It was the latest attempt to counter Washington considered efforts of China to restrict freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Japanese, Chinese, and a few Southeast Asian Navy also operates.

China also informs that all of the strategic South China Sea has often criticised the US and its allies over Navy Operations near Chinese-occupied Island.

Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Taiwan have also been fighting for this region.

Earlier, the US and China have allegedly traded barbs over what Washington claims to be Beijing’s Military.