Australia: Won't stop patrols

China reportedly ‘challenged’ warships in South China Sea

Posted: April 21, 2018 at 4 a.m.
Updated: April 21, 2018 at 4 a.m.

The Australian frigate HMAS Anzac sits docked in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after it and two other Australian ships reportedly were challenged by Chinese vessels in the South China Sea.

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's prime minister said his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.

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