A file photo of the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur. The American warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

China urged to get tough with the United States over USS Curtis Wilbur’s sail-by near Triton Island in disputed South China Sea

Observers believe Beijing does not want heightened confrontation with Washington, but the latest affront may prompt it to speed up military test flights and building of facilities over the disputed waters

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A file photo of the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur. The American warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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