Independent: China's navy seizes US Navy drone in international waters of South China Sea
A Chinese warship has seized an underwater drone belonging to the US navy vehicle in international waters of the South China Sea, according to reports.China jumped the gun since the Trump administration doesn't take office for another month. They waited a little more than two months to try the same thing with the Bush administration.
The incident has prompted a former demarche from the United States and a demand for its return, a US defense official said.
It is the first such seizure in recent memory and took took place on 15 December northwest of Subic Bay, just as the USNS Bowditch – an oceanographic survey ship – was about to retrieve the vehicle, an official told Reuters.