The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain transits through South China Sea. Photo: US Navy 7th Fleet
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain transits through South China Sea. Photo: US Navy 7th Fleet

China protests against US Navy destroyer entering South China Sea waters

  • USS John S. McCain carries out a freedom of navigation operation in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands
  • It is first such operation under the presidency of Joe Biden

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain transits through South China Sea. Photo: US Navy 7th Fleet
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain transits through South China Sea. Photo: US Navy 7th Fleet
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