The guided missile destroyer Wayne E. Meyer is first US warship to conduct freedom of navigation exercises close to two reefs claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

Beijing hits out as US sends warship past two disputed reefs in South China Sea for the first time

  • Guided missile destroyer sails close to Fiery Cross and Mischief reefs, where China has military installations
  • PLA warns ‘all necessary measures’ will be taken to defend territorial claims
Topic |   South China Sea

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The guided missile destroyer Wayne E. Meyer is first US warship to conduct freedom of navigation exercises close to two reefs claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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