China furious, Philippines hails US presence in disputed sea (dpa German Press Agency)

Manila/Beijing (dpa) – China reacted angrily after a US naval destroyer sailed through disputed waters of the South China Sea Tuesday, while the Philippines hailed the action as restoring a balance of power in the region. Beijing said the USS Lassen illegally entered Chinese territory when it sailed near the Spratlys, or Nansha, group of islands…

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