For the second time this month, the American destroyer Preble sailed close to islands, which China claimed in the disputed South China Sea, while the two countries participated in a trade battle.
The action was performed Sunday, Reuters reported, quoting a commander of the seventh fleet. Preble sailed 1
The latest round of trade negotiations between the Trump administration and China broke up earlier this month without an agreement after Trump accused China of backing agreed parts of an agreement and hiccuping $ 200 billion of China imports.
China imposed $ 60 billion US dollars on inhibition rates and in the US the price of soybeans fell to a 10-year low on fear of a prolonged trade war. US officials then reported $ 300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff increases.
The passage coincided with naval drilling carried out by India and Singapore according to local media. These exercises are expected to last until May 22. The United States has often criticized China for what it regards as the country's militarization of the South China Sea, while China, in turn, has considered America's behavior in the region as a provocation. 19659005] Fox News & # 39; Bradford Betz and Associated Press contributed to this report