China: Incident With US Vessel Over South China Sea Handled Well, Opportunity to Cooperate

Walking bock previous claims of harassment


China on Wednesday said an altercation between a U.S. and a Chinese naval vessel on the South China Sea was handled well despite its initial reaction that the United States was harassing its first aircraft carrier.

China's Ministry of Defense called the Dec. 5 incident a "near miss" incident in which the Pentagon said its guided missile cruiser was forced into evasive action to avoid a collision.