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China furious at Britain over warship near disputed islands in South China Sea
Agence France-Presse / 05:54 PM September 06, 2018

China lashed out at Britain on Thursday for sending a warship close to disputed islands in the South China Sea, where Beijing has built military installations despite competing claims from other nations.

The US and its allies have in recent times sent planes and warships to the area for “freedom of navigation” operations intended as a signal to Beijing of their right — claimed under international law — to pass through the contested waters.

China’s foreign ministry said the HMS Albion naval ship entered the area on August 31, sailing close to the Paracel Island chain, known as Xisha in Chinese.

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