Sunday, March 8, 2015

China Defends Its Construction Of Island Outposts In The South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves at a news conference at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

VOA: China Defends Island Construction in South China Sea

BEIJING - China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his country has every right to carry out construction and develop land around disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

Beijing’s actions have raised concerns from the United States and others in the region, but Wang said China will uphold freedom of navigation in the waters and denies the buildup targets anyone.

For months, there have been complaints about China’s activities in the South China Sea. And a few weeks ago, analysis and photos released by IHS Jane’s and the Center for Strategic and International Studies revealed just how far along that effort was.

WNU Editor: Translated .... according to the Chinese foreign minister .... the South China Sea belongs to China, and they are doing nothing wrong. But to reassure everyone, the Chinese will not impede the free flow of maritime movement. My prediction ... these comments are not going to satisfy anyone in the disputed territories. On another disputed border, China is claiming progress .... China says progress being made on India border talks (Reuters).

More News On China Defending Its Construction Of Island Outposts In The South China Sea

China defends island reclamation in South China Sea, says not seeking new world order -- The Straits Times/Reuters
China’s Foreign Minister Defends Construction in South China Sea -- Bloomberg
China’s Island Construction in South China Sea No Threat, Says Foreign Minister -- WSJ
Spratlys expansion is 'necessary construction': China -- Sydney Morning Herald
China defends South China Sea projects as ‘lawful’ -- The Hindu
Beijing defends South China Sea reclamation -- Want China Times

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