U.S. says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea

July 20, 2016 8:19 AM

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U.S. says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea

BEIJING U.S. military forces will continue to operate in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson said on Wednesday during a visit to a Chinese naval base.

China has refused to recognize a ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague that invalidated its vast territorial claims in the South China Sea and did not take part in the proceedings brought by the Philippines.

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