China Pours Scorn on U.S. Navy Sail-Past

October 27, 2015 10:24 AM

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China Pours Scorn on U.S. Navy Sail-Past

News that a U.S. Navy warship sailed close to artificial islands claimed by Beijing sparked a conflagration in the court of Chinese public opinion.

In the wake of USS Lassen’s passage within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea, state media fired scathing rhetorical broadsides against Washington while social-media users peppered microblogs with anti-U.S. barbs.

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