The USS Chafee (pictured here docked at China Merchants Wharf, Kennedy Town in Hong Kong) conducted a freedom of navigation patrol near Chinese claimed islands in the South China Sea, on October 11, 2017. Photo: Dickson Lee

US destroyer sails near disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea

The USS Chafee sailed close but not within the 12 nautical mile range of the islands

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The USS Chafee (pictured here docked at China Merchants Wharf, Kennedy Town in Hong Kong) conducted a freedom of navigation patrol near Chinese claimed islands in the South China Sea, on October 11, 2017. Photo: Dickson Lee
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