U.S. official: Sino-US confrontation between the South China Sea, the U.S. captain should not give way to China
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Global Times special correspondent Tangxiang reported that the U.S.” Washington Times “09 a column, said in March this year the United States by the Chinese vessel tracking, “perfection” to monitor the ship’s captain in response to move properly, which may be detrimental to future U.S. military freedom of navigation in the South China Sea precedent.
The paper quoted anonymous U.S. defense official as saying, “flawless” routine operations in international waters, the vessel was surrounded by five Chinese “harassment”, the “perfection” was actually the captain decided to evacuate , is not committed to promptly inform the U.S. position and the freedom of navigation in the waters right.
the Defense Department official said, “Worse, ‘perfection’ captain even by radio, requested withdrawal of the Chinese ships to agree that its waters.”
the official said, “perfection” was the captain of the initiative not only hurt the future of the free passage of the U.S. military the right to the South China Sea in international waters, but also weakened the United States against Chinese economic waters claimed to have 200 sea miles intensity. He said that China in the international waters “harassment” of U.S. military ships move, in fact, Beijing’s “legal war”, China would try to prevent future foreign vessels or aircraft along China’s coastal waters close to the action.
some U.S. defense officials are concerned, the U.S. Navy ship to China’s “act of harassment” to give way to self-limited reduction of navigation, which hurt the U.S. and its Asian allies, a major interest.
The column quoted a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command’s response to Breslau said, “perfection” was in response to the Chinese side of harassment and did not hurt the U.S. traffic rights, “‘perfection’ was not operational vessel, the captain’s instructions are very cautious that day, right. “
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