China Dares U.S As 5 Chinese Warships Intrude Into U.S. Territorial Waters
...and with the way China's economy is growing steadily, I foresee China taking over the global power thrown from United States.
Now, the recent news making waves now, is that five Chinese warships crossed into U.S. territorial waters heading south out of the Bering Sea exercising a stipulation in maritime law that allows a warship to cross into another country’s maritime territory legally, U.S. defense officials told USNI News on Thursday.
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) flotilla made an “innocent passage” passing within 12 nautical miles of the Aleutian Islands that border the southern edge of the Bering Sea, defense officials told USNI News.
“The five PLAN ships transited expeditiously and continuously through the Aleutian Island chain in a manner consistent with international law,” according to a Thursday statement provided to USNI News by U.S. Northern Command.
NORTHCOM did not provide a time when the transit occurred but it is most likely the ships passed through the islands either early Thursday morning or late Wednesday night based on USNI News’ understanding of the current positions of the flotilla — about 300 nautical miles south of the island of Attu on the western edge of the Aleutians.
An innocent passage, without prior notification, is a maritime right laid out as part of the U.N. Law of the Sea Convention.
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An undated Chinese amphibious warship Changbaishan. Chinese Ministry of Defense Photo
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