China opposes US provocation in its territorial waters

Added On January 9, 2019

 China has voiced firm opposition to a U.S. warship trespassing into China's territorial waters, and urged the U.S. side to immediately stop such kind of provocative actions.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that the 'USS McCampbell' trespassed into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands earlier Monday without permission of the Chinese government.
China soon sent military vessel and aircraft to identify the U.S. warship, made a warning and demanded that it leave the area.
Lu said China has lodged solemn representation to the U.S. side in this regard, noting that the action has violated Chinese and relevant international laws, infringing on China's sovereignty and damaging peace, security and order of the area.
Lu said China urges the U.S. side to stop such kind of provocative operations immediately, and added that China would continue taking necessary measures to defend its national sovereignty and security.