The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold entered China’s territorial waters, the PLA said. Photo: US Navy
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold entered China’s territorial waters, the PLA said. Photo: US Navy

China, US cry crime and misdemeanour as warship tests Beijing’s new law at Mischief Reef

  • China says USS Benfold breached its sovereignty near disputed reef, but US slams ‘latest in a long string of actions to misrepresent’ lawful sea operations
  • Incident comes days after Beijing revised a law to demand notification from foreign vessels entering its claimed waters

Topic |   South China Sea
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold entered China’s territorial waters, the PLA said. Photo: US Navy
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold entered China’s territorial waters, the PLA said. Photo: US Navy
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