As the United States missile destroyer USS Lassen” (DDG-82) sailed near one of China’s artificial islands in the disputed region. China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, warned the United States not to “make any provocative moves and don’t stir up troubles out of nothing” in the South China Sea.

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“Wang Yi said that “we are deeply concerned and we urge the U.S. side to think twice, not to escalate tensions that may lead to a dangerous misunderstanding.”

During a seminar in Beijing, Wang made the comments responding to a question on the United States Navy sailing within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands recently built by China on key reefs in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Foreign minister said “We are checking out the matter.”

United States missile destroyer USS Lassen” (DDG-82)

By: Jason E.

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