US warship sails near Chinese islands in South China Sea By Reuters

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – A US warship sailed off the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the US Navy said, the first mission of its kind under the new administration of President Joe Biden. The US Navy said that the USS John S. McCain “affirmed the rights and freedoms of navigation in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, in accordance with international law.”

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