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Beijing sends patrol ship to South China Sea

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:26 AM
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Beijing sends patrol ship to South China Sea




BEIJING (AFP) - China has dispatched its most modern patrol ship to the South China Sea, state press said Sunday, after an incident with a US naval vessel and a fresh claim by the Philippines to the disputed territory.

The Beijing News said the vessel would conduct patrols of what it called China's exclusive maritime zone in the disputed waters surrounding the Paracel and Spratly Islands.

It said the converted naval rescue ship would aid Chinese fishing boats and transport vessels.

The Philippines passed a law last week which lays claim to disputed islands in the Spratlys chain that are also claimed by China. Beijing has called the law "illegal and invalid."

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:26 AM
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here come china, throwing its weight around. its a build up of small conflicts like these that lead to serious conflicts.
the last thing the world needs is a war.
or is a world war just what the world needs.
lets wait and see.
the US must have naval vessels just outside the maratimejuristiction of every country. its just a matter of time before something goes wrong.

Beijing sends patrol ship to South China Sea
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[edit on 3/15/2009 by semperfortis]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:35 AM
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Well this is just wonderful

I don't understand why our military has to be every-freakin-where all the time??? We're not helping anybody, just pissing off other countries....In this case a rather powerful country, pretty scary.



 
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