Tue, March 10, 2009
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China says U.S. naval ship broke int'l, Chinese law

2009-03-10 07:49:00 GMT2009-03-10 15:49:00 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Two Chinese trawlers stop directly in front of the military Sealift Command ocean surveillance ship USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS-23) in the South China Sea, in this picture taken March 8, 2009 and released March 9, 2009. (REUTERS/U.S. Navy)

BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) - China on Tuesday said that a U.S. navy vessel, which conducted activities in China's special economic zone in the South China Sea, broke the international and Chinese law.

"China has lodged serious representations with the United States as the USNS Impeccable conducted activities in China's special economic zone in the South China Sea," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a news briefing.

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