China complains after U.S. destroyer sails through South China Sea

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 3:31 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it has lodged stern representations with the United States after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea.

China urges the United States to respect China's territory, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Ben Blanchard)