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China says French ship entered Chinese waters illegally

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China lodged stern representations with France after a French warship illegally entered its waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month.

Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang made the comments at a monthly news briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; writing by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Michael Perry

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