The naval squadron in the US Navy on Sunday swam in a radius of 12 miles from the disputed Islands in the South China sea, said US military. Military-the U.S. Navy conducted "freedom of navigation" around the island of Triton in the archipelago Paratsel', which is claimed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Under this doctrine missile destroyer Stethem was 12 miles from Triton, given that China claims that it is its territorial waters. The US does not recognize the requirements of Beijing over the sovereignty of the Islands, which he occupied and on which to build fortifications. "Beijing has carried out a significant modernization of its military infrastructure in Paracale", - reported in the "Center for strategic and international studies". China has expanded its capacity on the island of Triton, to enable the construction of a helipad.
In a statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China said that the US "violated" territory that China had sent "warships and fighter jets in response to a warning from an American ship". China has called the action "a serious political and military provocation." USA "kindle problem" and go "in the opposite direction from the countries of the region aspire to stability, cooperation and development", - stated in the Ministry statement.
Experts said that the new facilities will help to establish military domination of China over the region and can help China to create a disputed area of identification of air defense in the area.
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