U.S. forces operate daily in the South China Sea.
The U.S. Army re-emphasized and reinforced its stance of not accepting China's unilateral claim by conducting “freedom of navigation” operations for two consecutive days, navigating ships in the South China Sea, where China claims sovereignty.
The US Navy's 7th Fleet was interviewed by NHK on the 20th in the South China Sea on the Nansha Islands, the English name of the United States Navy coastal battleship "Gabriel Gifors" around the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands Revealed that they conducted the “Freedom of Navigation” operation.
Furthermore, on the 21st, it was also revealed that the destroyer “Wayne Meyer” performed the same operation around the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea and the English name Paracel Islands.
It is unusual for the US military to conduct free navigation operations for two consecutive days.
The 7th Fleet stressed that international law would not allow China to claim sovereignty over Mischief Reef, and that it would continue to operate.
The United States and China held a defense minister meeting this week in Thailand, but the Secretary of Defense Esper accused China of becoming a military base. It is a form that strongly controls.