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Beijing Summons U.S. Ambassador Over U.S. Navy Patrol

2015-10-28 08:49:20       source:Xinhua News Agency

October 27, 2015

'Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus on Tuesday, lodging 'serious representations' and expressing 'strong discontent' over a U.S. warship patrol in waters near China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

'This action by the United States threatens China's sovereignty and security interests and endangers the safety of personnel and facilities on the reef, which is a serious provocation,' Zhang said.

Earlier on Tuesday, USS Lassen entered waters near Zhubi Reef without the permission of the Chinese government."

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