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China summons US ambassador to protest ship near reef

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador to protest the U.S. Navy’s sailing of a warship close to one of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea, in an act that challenged Chinese sovereignty claims. China’s Foreign Ministry said on its website Wednesday that Executive Vice Minister Zhang Yesui told Max Baucus that … Continue reading

Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law
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Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law

NEW YORK (AP) — Vietnam’s president told The Associated Press on Monday that China’s island-building in the disputed South China Sea violates international law and endangers maritime security. President Truong Tan Sang also urged the U.S., which has expressed mounting concern over China’s assertive behavior, to fully lift a ban on lethal weapons sales to … Continue reading