Angry China shadows U.S. warship near man-made islands

Daily News Article - October 28, 2015


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Why did the U.S. take this action?

3. Why is China angry about the USS Lassen’s patrol?

4. a) What did China do in response to the Lassen’s patrol?
b) What warnings did the Chinese government issue to the U.S.?

5. How has the U.S. responded to China’s anger? Be specific.

6. Territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles from the shores of all countries. Why isn’t China supposed to set the 12 nautical mile boundaries around the artificial islands they recently built?

7. What did the White House say that officials have made clear to Beijing about U.S. patrols?