China says it warned and tracked U.S. warship in South China Sea

October 27, 2015 7:38 AM

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China says it warned and tracked U.S. warship in South China Sea

U.S. destroyer passes island in South China Sea

The United States hadn't breached the 12-mile limit since China began massive dredging operations to turn three reefs into artificial islands in 2014 -- even though maritime law doesn't usually accord territorial waters to islands built on previously submerged reefs.

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