China says ‘issued a warning’ to US navy ship in S. China Sea

NNA -nbsp;Beijing#39;s military on Friday said it had tailed and issued a warning to a US Navy ship in the disputed South China Sea, just days after the same vessel sparked China#39;s ire by sailing through the Taiwan Strait.

And on Friday, military spokesman Tian Junli said China had quot;organised naval and air forces to tail and monitorquot; the American guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey.

Those forces quot;issued a warning to drive it awayquot;, he added, after the ship quot;illegally intruded into China#39;s territorial waters near the Xisha Islands without approval from the Chinese governmentquot;, Tian said, referring to the Paracel Islands by their Chinese name. — AFP