Thursday, March 31, 2016

China Warns The U.S. Navy To Be Careful In The South China Sea

AFP: China to US: 'Be careful' in South China Sea

Beijing (AFP) - Beijing's defence ministry on Thursday warned the US navy to "be careful" in the South China Sea and slammed a newly signed agreement between Washington and the Philippines.

Earlier this month, Manila agreed to give US forces access to five military bases, including some close to the disputed South China Sea, where tensions have risen over Beijing's assertion of its territorial claims.

China claims virtually all the South China Sea despite conflicting claims by Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines, and has built up artificial islands in the area in recent months, including some with airstrips.

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Update #1: Patrolling Disputed Waters, U.S. and China Jockey for Dominance (New York Times)
Update #2: Coming soon to the South China Sea: Beijing’s best weapons of war (Harry Kazianis, Asia Times).

WNU Editor: This adds "muscle" to the Chinese warning .... Pentagon Concerned by Chinese Anti-Ship Missile Firing (Washington Free Beacon)

1 comment:

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