'Washington's sharksucker': Chinese media fires at Britain over South China Sea

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China Daily decries ‘reckless actions’ after HMS Albion sails close to disputed Paracel islands

The United Kingdom should “refrain from being Washington’s sharksucker”, according to a state-run Chinese newspaper, after British warship sailed through contested waters in the South China Sea.

The HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying a contingent of Royal Marines, passed by the Paracel Islands in late August on its way from Japan to Vietnam. China dispatched a frigate and two helicopters to challenge the vessel. Beijing claims nearly all of the disputed South China Sea, waters also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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