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China has accused the U.S. of Violating International Law

The Chinese government said U.S. warships had been commit an illegal act on the southern island of Hainan. Previously the White House protesting the ships interfere ship USNS Impeccable.

 The White House urged China to respect international maritime law after the Pentagon reported there are five Chinese ships, including warships, harassing U.S. warships in international waters.

 "This is an act of reckless, dangerous maneuver and unprofessional and violates international law," said Bryan Whitman, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense.

 The U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman told, one of the Chinese ships approached to within 7.5 meters to the ship USNS Impeccable. The U.S. ship was designed to protect, especially against submarines. China tried to prevent the cable ships are used to detect the submarine.

 Hong Kong television station reported Phoenix Television and is quoted by Reuters on Tuesday (3/10/2009) Chinese embassy spokesman in Washington declined unnamed ships violating maritime law. He said the U.S. ships would have been illegal surveying activities.

 "The U.S. warships have been conducting surveys illegal in China's exclusive economic zone," the spokesman said. He said he believes the U.S. has violated international maritime law and law in China.

 While China's Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment. However, due to the incident, both sides increased patrols in the Sea of China, including deployed air power.


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