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Remarks by China’s MOFA Spokesperson on US Navy’s Fonop

Q: Spokesperson of the US Defense Department said on January 30 that the US navy vessel transited in “innocent passage” within 12 nautical miles of Zhongjian Dao. This “freedom of navigation” operation was about challenging excessive maritime claims that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others, not about territorial claims to land … Continue reading

Remarks by Vietnam’s MOFA Spokesperson on US Navy’s Fonop

(MOFA) – Answering reporters’ questions on Viet Nam’s response to the US Navy’s FONOP on 30 January 2016 within 12 nautical miles of Tri Ton Island in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, on 31 January 2016, MOFA Spokesperson Le Hai Binh stated: “Once again, we reaffirm the indisputable sovereignty of Viet Nam over the Hoang … Continue reading

Full statement of US Dept. Defense on USS Curtis Wilbur’s FONOP past Triton Island

The following is the complete Jan. 30 statement on USS Curtis Wilbur’s freedom of navigation mission past Triton Island from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. I can confirm the Department of Defense conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Jan 30 (Jan 29 EST), specifically in the vicinity … Continue reading

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