In recent days, the United States ignored the facts to speculate on the so-called “militarization” of the South China Sea and used this as an excuse to cancel the invitation for China to participate in the “Huantai-2018” joint military exercise.
On May 23, local time, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi responded to related questions in Washington and answered in a loud voice: China has carried out construction activities on its own islands and reefs in the South China Sea, mainly to build civil facilities. At the same time, we will also build necessary defense facilities. The related construction is the right of self-resistance and self-defense granted to each sovereign country by international law and has nothing to do with "militarization."
Today, Ren Guoqiang, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, also pointed out that the US side’s approach is not constructive. The closing of the door of exchange at any time will not help promote the mutual trust and cooperation between the two armed forces.
The South China Sea reef has been a Chinese territory since ancient times, and China has no rights to the South China Sea islands and its adjacent waters. Arguably sovereignty. China's development of any territory on its own territory and the deployment of necessary defense military facilities is a legitimate and legitimate right of a sovereign country. It has nothing to do with "militarization," and it complies with relevant international laws and international practices. This is the same as the United States deploying military facilities in Guam and Hawaii. Not to mention that the scale of China's deployment is far from that of the United States, and there is no need to speculate on this.
China deploys necessary national defense facilities on the South Island reef. Whether it is deployed in the past or deployed now, whether it is temporary deployment or long-term deployment, it is within the scope of sovereignty. Outsiders are not qualified to say three things. four. As the majority of Internet users said, "My site is my job!"
China deploys necessary defense facilities on the South Island reef, and it is actually a manifestation of a defensive national defense policy and an active defensive military strategy. More construction is to meet civil needs and actively fulfill China's maritime search and rescue, disaster prevention and mitigation. The international responsibilities and obligations undertaken by the marine scientific research, meteorological observation, environmental protection, navigational safety, fishery production services and many other aspects. These constructions are not only beneficial to China but also to the entire international community.
The President Xi pointed out that China adheres to the path of peaceful development, promotes the establishment of a community of human destiny, and always remains a builder of world peace and a contributor to global development. Defenders of the international order, China has peace-loving historical genes and realistic desires for development, pursues a defensive national defense policy, and opposes Cold War thinking and a zero-sum game. China’s development does not pose a threat to any country, no matter how advanced it is. Never seek hegemony and never engage in expansion.
Invitation and non-invitations will not change China’s will to play a role in safeguarding peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region, and it is even less likely to shake China’s firm defense of its own sovereignty. The determination of security interests.
Into a new era, the Chinese nation has demonstrated a bright future of great rejuvenation as never before, and the history of “without defense and military defense” has passed forever. In our land, we do not have an inch; we belong to our territory and we cannot afford to lose it. The People’s Army is firmly committed to the task of the new era mission and is confident and capable of defending the country’s sovereign. , Unity, territorial integrity, all attempts against China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests can only be wishful thinking! P>