[quote]A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.
The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident.
“On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that required maneuvering to avoid a collision,” a Navy official said.[/quote]
I wonder if these sorts of incidents are caused by Chinese propaganda, or actual orders.
It's probably in response to that big no fly zone China is trying to implement that the US, among other countries, are choosing not to abide by.
The two countries have been trolling each other as of late over small things like this.