'Serious military provocation': China angered by US presence in South China Sea

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In phone call between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Xi said relations ‘affected by some negative factors’

The passage of a US warship close to a disputed island in the South China Sea was a “serious political and military provocation”, Beijing said, one that could further strain relations between the superpowers

The destroyer, the USS Stethem, sailed less than 12 nautical miles from tiny Triton Island in the Paracel Islands archipelago, which is claimed by China as well as Taiwan and Vietnam, a US official said.

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