China accused the U.S. Navy of violating the territorial waters
China was subjected to charges of the US Navy that the American missile destroyer "Hopper" without the approval entered its territorial waters near the disputed island of Huangyan in the South China sea. Beijing sees this as a violation of sovereignty and main norms of international relations, said the Official representative of Chinese foreign Ministry Lu Kang.
"The evening of January 17 the us destroyer entered the waters of China at 12 nautical miles from the island of Huangyan without the approval of the Chinese government. The Chinese Navy in Accordance with the legislative act made concerning an American ship check "friend or foe" and warned him to leave adequate water"