China’s army are determined and able to defend the security of national sovereignty, said the official representative of southern military district of the country.
BEIJING, November 22. /TASS/. China after the passage of American warships in the vicinity of some disputed Islands in the South China sea urged the United States to stop such provocations. On Friday the official representative of the southern military district of China Li Khuamin’.”On 20 and 21 November, the ship of the coastal zone of Gabrielle Giffords and the destroyer Wayne Meyer, respectively, were arbitrarily close to the Spratly archipelago (Nansha) and Paracel Islands (Xisha),” said Lee Khuamin’, his words leads portal the Paper.
As indicated by the official representative of southern military district, “in recent years the American side under the banner of “freedom of navigation” has repeatedly sent ships into the waters of the South China sea, which sowed confusion and created excitement.” “In order to avoid problems, we urge the U.S. to stop such risky and provocative actions”, – he stressed.
If Khuamin ‘ also noted that “China has indisputable sovereignty over the Islands in the South China sea and nearby waters”. “No matter what cunning tricks and stratagems resorted to the American side, the Chinese army are determined and able to defend the security of national sovereignty, maintain peace and stability in the South China sea,” he concluded.On Thursday the representative of the 7th fleet of the US Navy based in Japan, Rynn of Mommsen said that the United States this week held in the South China sea the next operation “ensure freedom of navigation” in which several us Navy ships were in the vicinity of a number of disputed island territories.
Territorial disputes in the South China sea have been conducted around the Paracel Islands (Xisha), and Spratly archipelago (Nansha), the right to challenge them China, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines. Since late 2013, Beijing is pursuing there is a large-scale hydraulic engineering and construction work on the construction of artificial Islands as well as the expansion and development of these territories.