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U.S. Warships Patrolling Beijing-Claimed Waters Prompt Chinese Protest

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U.S. Warships Patrolling Beijing-Claimed Waters Prompt Chinese ProtestChina’s foreign ministry said the country’s navy “warned off” off the U.S. warships Monday as they attempted to assert free navigation rights in the disputed South China Sea. The ships sailed close by Mischief Reef, where China has built an airbase on reclaimed land, and the adjacent Second Thomas Shoal, which is occupied by the Philippines.