In a news release that begs belief, China pretends to drive off a United States Navy ship from the area of their artificial island. Only Baghdad Bob would have dared to push the narrative this far out. The right of innocent passage is an International Law and must be exercise in order to keep it. China thinks that if they can control the narrative, they can control the ‘truth.’ Read more in this article.
China claims U.S. destroyer ‘driven off’.
A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a second transit near a disputed South China Sea island claimed by China and two other nations, the Pentagon announced Saturday.
China’s Defense Ministry denounced the warship transit and said its forces had forced the destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur out of the area.
Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban said the freedom of navigation operation by the Wilbur took place Saturday near Triton Island in the Paracel Islands chain in the northern part of the sea “to challenge excessive maritime claims.”