Australia Backs U.S. In South China Sea Dispute
Australia has publicly backed the U.S.'s sending a naval ship into waters China considers its property. But Australia won't be sending in any ships.By Ryan Biek | October 28, 2015
Australia is backing up the U.S.'s play Tuesday in which it sent a warship into waters China considers its property.
Maritime law says a country's borders extend 12 nautical miles beyond its land. But the manmade islands China is claiming as its own have many countries arguing against China's self-declared ownership of the water. (Video via U.S. Navy)
By sailing through that zone, the U.S. denied China's ownership claims.