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Chinese military demands US ‘stop provocative actions’ and ‘restrict’ naval operations in the South China Sea after USS John McCain enters waters in disputed area without permission

  • Chinese People’s Liberation Army has accused the US of ‘provocative actions’ 
  • Spokesperson on Friday said US destroyer John McCain entered waters around the disputed Paracel Islands without China’s permission
  • ‘It is a naked navigational hegemony and military provocation,’ he said
  • He also accused the US of ‘frequently’ sending warships to the South China Sea to flex its muscles
  • In July, China called the US a ‘troublemaker and destroyer of regional peace’ after two aircraft carriers were dispatched to the region in a show of force

By REUTERS and KAREN RUIZ FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 17:11 EDT, 9 October 2020 | UPDATED: 20:55 EDT, 9 October 2020

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China has demanded the US ‘control and restrict’ its naval operations in the South China Sea after a US guided missile destroyer entered waters around the disputed Paracel Islands without permission. 

A spokesperson for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army ac

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