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US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

AP  |  Manila 

A key US ship sailed through the Sea with its renewing an American vow to "sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to" despite China's objection to a US military presence in the disputed sea.

Capt Eric Anduze, of the USS Blue Ridge, told reporters on board the US 7th Fleet's command and control ship, which anchored at Manila Bay Wednesday, that the visit was the latest affirmation of the strong U.S.-alliance.

has opposed US patrols in the disputed waters.

has said the US is committed to ensuring the Sea remains open and that "China does not pose a threat" of closing it off.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 21:16 IST