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China says US navy ship was breaking law: report

China said a US naval vessel was conducting illegal surveying activities off its southern island of Hainan, a Hong Kong television website reported, after the Pentagon said Chinese ships had harassed the vessel in international waters.

world Updated: Mar 10, 2009 07:56 IST

China said a US naval vessel was conducting illegal surveying activities off its southern island of Hainan, a Hong Kong television website reported on Tuesday, after the Pentagon said Chinese ships had harassed the vessel in international waters.

"The US navy vessel concerned has been in China's special economic zone conducting illegal surveying activities," said a statement from the Chinese embassy in Washington, reported by the website of Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television (news.ifeng.com).

"China cannot accept these baseless accusations. China demands that the United States halt all illegal surveying activities," said the statement.