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U.S. Navy Ship ‘Seriously Violated’ China’s Sovereignty: Chinese Military

Statement by the PLA Southern Command that condemned the USS Gabrielle Giffords for entering waters near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, an area that Beijing contends is under its jurisdiction.

China condemned the U.S. for sending a navy warship through disputed waters in the South China Sea, highlighting ongoing military tensions between the countries.

The USS Gabrielle Giffords reportedly sailed near the Second Thomas Shoal on Monday, “seriously violating China’s sovereignty and security,” the Chinese military said in an official statement.

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