CHINA PLA expels trespassing US warship from Xisha Islands

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PLA expels trespassing US warship from Xisha Islands

CGTN

18:12, February 05, 2021

View of Pattle Island which is part of the Xisha Island, in Sansha City. (Photo: Xinhua)

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) expelled U.S. destroyer USS John S. McCain after it trespassed into China's territorial waters in Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, on Friday, said Tian Junli, a spokesperson for the PLA Southern Theater Command.

The U.S. moves seriously infringed China's sovereignty and security, said Tian, adding that Chinese troops will maintain high alert at all times to protect the peace and stability of the region.

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