posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:48 PM
a reply to: BMorris
If both ships considered it international waters, that'd be true, and there wouldn't really be any reason to fuss.
But, that's not the case. China is attempting to enforce it's claim to primacy in the area, and that is in clear
violation of United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea. Specifically, the right of free navigation, it's explained in this article, from the
The US is not, as mentioned in the article, a signatory of the Treaty, but has abides by most, if not all, the provisions in it that concern Freedom