US ship violated law: ChinaMarch 10th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (Xinhua) China Tuesday accused a US navy vessel of illegally entering its special economic zone in South China Sea.
“China has lodged a (complaint) to the US as the USNS Impeccable conducted activities in China’s special economic zone without China’s permission,” foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a news briefing.
“We demand that the US put an immediate stop to related activities and take effective measures to prevent similar acts from happening,” Ma said.
The Pentagon in US said that Chinese ships, including a naval vessel, harassed the USNS Impeccable in international waters Sunday.
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