China agrees to return seized US underwater drone

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Beijing unhappy with the US “hyping up” the situation after the underwater drone was seized from South China Sea.

The USNS Bowditch, a T-AGS 60 class oceanographic survey ship, sails in open water in this undated photo [US Navy via AP]

China’s Defence Ministry said it had been in talks with the United States about returning an underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea, but the US was not helping by “hyping up” the issue. Tiếp tục đọc “China agrees to return seized US underwater drone”

China seizes US naval drone in South China Sea

ALJAZEERA Dec. 16, 2016

US officials demand return of the drone they say was testing salinity and temperature in international waters.

 The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam have competing claims in the South China Sea [AFP]

A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the US and a demand for its return, a US defence official said. Tiếp tục đọc “China seizes US naval drone in South China Sea”