The US Navy says the USS Montgomery was asserting “navigational rights” in the Spratlys. Photo: AFP

Beijing accuses US of ‘deliberate provocations’ in South China Sea as warship passes Spratly Islands

  • PLA Southern Theatre Command spokesman says USS Montgomery harboured ‘evil intentions’ on Lunar New Year voyage into contested waters
  • US 7th Fleet says warship challenged restrictions imposed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan
Topic |   South China Sea
The US Navy says the USS Montgomery was asserting “navigational rights” in the Spratlys. Photo: AFP
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