Sailing in South China Sea neither provocative nor surprising

October 15, 2015 7:09 AM

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Sailing in South China Sea neither provocative nor surprising

TOKYO United States naval vessels sailing through international waters in the South China Sea, including areas claimed by China or other nations, is not provocative and should surprise no one, the U.S. Navy's most senior uniformed officer said on Thursday.

China claims most of the South China Sea and has warned it will not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation.

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