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US Draws Condemnation From China for Navy Ship's Passing Through South China Sea

A U.S. Navy warship has passed through waters claimed by China near disputed islands in the South China Sea to counter what Washington says is Beijing's attempt to limit freedom of navigation. China condemned the action late Friday, calling it a "provocation" and a "gravely illegal act." A U.S. Defense Department spokesman said the destroyer USS Decatur passed near the Paracel Islands in a "routine, lawful manner" Friday, challenging China's...

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