China Shadows U.S. ship by islands
U.S. Navy ship was by China's islands illegally.
O: The U.S. went into China's territory and China got upset about it.
A: This article is written for anyone interested in our relationship with China.
P: The purpose is to inform us about a possible blunder in our relationship with China.
S: The speakers are Ben Blanchard and Andrea Shalal with Reuters.
Tone: The tone is cautious in some ways because the writers had to avoid saying the wrong thing.
Deliberation: long and careful consideration or discussion
Coercive: relating to or using force or threats
Envoy: messenger or representative
Archipelago: a group of islands
As a U.S. citizen I wonder if I should be worried for any attacks that could happen if China really takes this too far. I feel like they would be pushing things if they acted on thus, but people these days will fight over anything. Most actions like this seem like a threat to other countries so that is understandable.