The USS Higgins guided-missile destroyer. It was one of two US Navy warships that sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday. File photo: US Navy

China protests ‘provocation’ after US sends two warships near South China Sea islands

The US officials said the Higgins guided-missile destroyer and the Antietam, a guided-missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, and China said it has responded to the ‘provocation’.

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The USS Higgins guided-missile destroyer. It was one of two US Navy warships that sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday. File photo: US Navy
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