The unwelcome McCain: US destroyer β€˜expelled’ from South China Sea weeks after being β€˜chased out’ of Russian waters

Chinese naval and air assets joined forces to β€˜expel’ the destroyer USS John S. McCain from the disputed islands in the South China Sea, Beijing announced. The US Navy claimed it was on another β€˜freedom of navigation’ cruise.

The People’s Liberation ArmyΒ β€œexpelled US destroyer USSΒ John S. McCainΒ after it trespassed into China’s territorial waters off Nansha Islands in the South China Sea,” Colonel Tian Junli, spokesman for the PLA Southern Theatre Command, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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