US Navy Tests China Over Sea Claims

A U.S. Navy patrol off artificial islands in the South China Sea was the strongest challenge yet to Beijing’s ambitions to enforce its territorial claims, but the maneuver was carefully calibrated by the White House to try to minimize provocation.

The Obama administration, under mounting pressure to counter China’s efforts to alter Asia’s geopolitical status quo, sought to make a statement without escalating the conflict. According to U.S. officials, that decision came after months of wrangling among the Pentagon, State…

Article source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-says-it-warned-u-s-warship-in-south-china-sea-1445928223

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