Commentaries in Chinese newspapers have slammed the US - calling it a 'paper tiger' and questioned its ability in any showdown with China - after a US Navy warship sailed near mainland-built islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday. File photo: AFP

US ‘playing with fire’: Chinese media’s fury after warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands

Mainland newspaper commentaries dub US 'a paper tiger' after actions of USS Lassen and warn it about 'stirring things up where once there was stability, causing the worst kind of harm'

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Commentaries in Chinese newspapers have slammed the US - calling it a 'paper tiger' and questioned its ability in any showdown with China - after a US Navy warship sailed near mainland-built islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday. File photo: AFP
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