Original title: Department of Defense Ministry of foreign affairs of the South China Sea into a statement: China will force further enhance the defense ability
Data figure: U. S. Navy Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer John McCain (USS John S. McCain DDG-56).
According to the Department of defense network news, Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian on the Spratly Islands China trespassing on the reefs adjacent waters spoke. He pointed out that Chinese sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and adjacent waters have beyond all dispute. The United States warships to the South China Sea for what purpose, is already known to all exposed ambition ". In the United States this show of force, promote regional military, and easily lead to air and sea accidents act, Chinese army resolutely opposed.
- the following is the text of the statement:
August 10th,The U.S. Navy John McCain missile destroyer (USS John S. McCain DDG-56) entered the Spratly Islands Chinese concerning islands and adjacent waters, the Navy Chinese Huaibei missile frigate (053H2G hull No. 541), Fushun missile frigate (type 056 hull No. 591) act immediately, identification verification of the and, be warned to drive away.
China sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and adjacent waters have beyond all dispute. The United States warships to the South China Sea for what purpose, is already known to all exposed ambition ". In the United States this show of force, promote regional military, and easily lead to air and sea accidents act, Chinese army resolutely opposed.
For a long time,In the joint efforts of Chinese and neighboring countries, the situation in the South China Sea showed a positive development trend. But the United States under the banner of "freedom of navigation" under the guise of affray, sent warships and military aircraft Chinese illegally entered the South China Sea islands adjacent waters, a serious threat to Chinese sovereignty and security interests, seriously endanger both front-line personnel safety, seriously undermine peace and stability in the region.
At present, the overall stability of Sino US military relations.But the above provocations seriously damage the strategic mutual trust, create difficulties and obstacles to the development of military relations. We strongly urge the US side to correct the error immediately stop using the so-called "freedom of navigation" the name of illegal provocation. Military provocations will only encourage China forces to further strengthen the defense capacity building, firmly safeguard national sovereignty and security.
In response to the foreign ministry to verify the identification of the South China Sea: U.S. warships trespassing after warning expelled
- Q: according to US officials, the U.S. Mccain missile destroyer in the adjacent waters of the Spratly Islands Meiji reef "freedom of navigation operations". Please confirm it, and do you have any comment?
Answer:In August 10th, the U.S. Mccain missile destroyer without the permission of the government China, entered the China Spratly Islands on the reefs adjacent waters, the so-called "freedom of navigation operations". Chinese troops immediately dispatched warships to verify the identification of the implementation of the law, and be warned to drive away. Chinese sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and adjacent waters have beyond all dispute. The relevant acts in violation of China law and international law, serious damage to China sovereignty and security, seriously endanger the life safety of both personnel. China's strong dissatisfaction, and made solemn representations to the US side.
For a long time,In the joint efforts of Chinese and ASEAN countries, the situation in the South China Sea Temperature slowed down, and continue to show the positive momentum of development, especially the day held in Philippines before the Chinese ASEAN foreign ministers to be agreed by the COC framework. Under this background, some foreign forces against the current continued under the banner of "freedom of navigation" under the banner of affray, in an attempt to disrupt the current good situation not easily won. This clearly shows that, in the end who is unwilling to see the South China Sea remained stable, who is the biggest factor to promote the South China Sea "military".
China to safeguard the country's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests unwavering determination, maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea will continue. The United States this provocation and forcing the Chinese to have to take measures to further improve homeland defense ability.
China urged the United States to respect China's sovereignty and security interests, and respect the joint efforts to safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea countries in the region, and play a constructive role, do not damage the stability of the mutual trust between the two countries and regions.