Tamil Diplomat

US to return to South China Sea after warship visit

The sailing of a US warship within an area claimed by China last week angered Beijing, which issued a warning.

Adm Harry Harris, speaking in Beijing, said such moves should surprise no-one.

An unnamed US official earlier told Reuters similar patrols would take place at least “twice a quarter”.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached the 12-nautical mile zone that China claims around the Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratly archipelago.