US Naval Chief: ‘Freedom Of Navigation’ In S China Sea Get Too Much Attention

Freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea are being given more attention than they deserve, the head of United States naval operations said Wednesday, according to The South China Morning Post. Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea last Monday, a move that angered China, the report said. John Richardson, speaking at the sixth International Maritime Security Conference in Changi, Singapore, said ““The operations get more attention in the media and also, sometimes from China, than they warrant, to be honest,” the Post said. China is in conflict with several Southeast Asian nations – including Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan…