Chinese and American ships clash again in Yellow Sea…Posted: May 7, 2009
China demonstrated its growing naval confidence again in the latest standoff between American and Chinese ships.
The fifth such incident in two months occurred on Friday in the Yellow Sea when a US Navy surveillance ship turned its fire hoses on two Chinese fishing vessels.
A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the American ship was operating in China’s exclusive economic zone without permission and had violated Chinese and international laws. “We express our concern about this and demand the US side take effective measures to ensure a similar incident does not happen again,” he said.
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