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USS Bunker Hill sails through Spratly Islands to contest China’s maritime claim | UPI News
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USS Bunker Hill sails through Spratly Islands to contest China’s maritime claim | UPI News

After the USS Barry was expulsed from the Paracel Islands by China’s military, the USS Bunker Hill sailed through the Spratly Islands. The guided missile cruiser navigated through the South China Sea to test the excessive claims made on the area by China, Vietnam and Taiwan. “Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea pose a serious threat to the freedom of the seas, including the freedoms of navigation and overflight and the right of innocent passage of all ships,” commented 7th Fleet. The People’s Liberation Army’s Southern Theatre Command had previously accused the USS Barry from entering the Paracel Islands area without permission.

Source: https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2020/04/29/USS-Bunker-Hill-sails-through-Spratly-Islands-to-contest-Chinas-maritime-claim/1931588202230/

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