The US Navy UU He entered the territorial waters of China, after which ships and Chinese planes were sent to meet him.
The US destroyer “Higgins” and the “Antitem” guided missile cruiser was 12 nautical miles from the coast, causing concern in the People’s Republic of China.
This archipelago is considered a disputable territory, which, in addition to China, is claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan.
However, Beijing insists on the exclusive ownership of all the islands and even installed antiaircraft missile systems there.
To intercept American ships, it was sent to naval aviation, which required ships to leave these waters and stop provocations.
In turn, the United States said that Washington would never recognize this archipelago as Chinese, and the US Navy ships. They would continue operating in the area.