BR America       中文       Deutsch       Français       日本語       ChinAfrica
Search      Subscribe
Home      Nation      World      Business      Opinion      Lifestyle      Multimedia      Documents      Special Reports      Africa Travel
Latest Headlines
China Protests U.S. Warship Approaching Reef of Nansha Islands
 

China on August 10 voiced strong protest against a U.S. Navy warship passing close to the Meiji Reef of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

The USS John S. McCain illegally entered the waters near the reef and conducted a so-called "freedom of navigation operation" on August 10 without permission of the Chinese Government, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said, adding the Chinese Navy identified the U.S. warship, warned and expelled it.

"Such a move severely undermines China's sovereignty and security, and severely endangers the safety of frontline personnel of both sides," he said.

"China has indisputable sovereignty of the Nansha Islands and its adjacent waters," Geng said.

With joint efforts of China and ASEAN members, the current situation in the South China Sea has stabilized and maintains a sound development momentum, he said, noting the recent China-ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting adopted the framework of the Code of Conduct (COC).

However, some parties from outside continue to meddle in the region under the guise of "free navigation," Geng said. "It is clear who is not willing to see stability in the South China Sea and who is the major factor pushing for militarization in the South China Sea."

"China has the firm determination to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime interests," Geng said, reiterating that the U.S. provocation will force China to take further measures to strengthen homeland defense capacity.

(Xinhua News Agency August 10, 2017)

About Us    |    Contact Us    |    Advertise with Us    |    Subscribe
Partners: ChinAfrica   |   China.org.cn   |   China Today   |   China Pictorial   |   People's Daily Online   |   Women of China   |   Xinhua News Agency   |   China Daily
CGTN   |   China Tibet Online   |   China Radio International   |   Beijing Today   |   gb times   |   China Job.com   |   Eastday   |   CCN
Copyright Beijing Review All rights reserved 京ICP备08005356号 京公网安备110102005860号
SHARE
Twitter
Facebook
Google+
WeChat
Weibo
Email
Print
Chinese Dictionary: