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China sends patrol ship into disputed South China Sea

Posted By MarleighJones On June 16, 2011 @ 8:45 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,World News | Comments Disabled

BBC
June 16, 2011

China has sent one of it largest patrol ships through the South China Sea amid heightened tension over the disputed waters.

The Haixun-31 sailed on Wednesday and will monitor shipping and “protect maritime security” on its way to Singapore, state media said.

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman described the trip as routine.

Several Asian nations claim territory in the waters that include shipping lanes and may contain oil and gas.

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