China warns US Navy after ship sails by Chinese-built island

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III answers questions from reporters during a meeting with members of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Aquino said he supports the U.S. naval maneuvers as an assertion of freedom of navigation and as a means to balance power in the region. A U.S. Navy ship sailed near the artificial island built by China in the South China Sea where several islands are claimed by the Philippines and other countries. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to Chinese sovereignty claims that drew an angry protest from Beijing, which said the move damaged US-China relations and regional peace.

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