China whips US upon Mustin intrusion in south China sea

By Monitoring Desk
Sunday – March 25, 2018
BEIJING (China): Chinese foreign office (FO) spokesperson Hua Chunying flayed United States (US) on Saturday against her warship’s intrusion into the neighbouring waters of Chinese islands and reefs in the south China sea on March 23rd.

According to an official statement, Chunying protested against the illegitimate intrusion by US ship (USS) Mustin at China’s Nansha Qundao without the permission of the Chinese government.

The Chinese Navy has identified and verified the US warship and “warned it to leave” in accordance with the law.

She lashed, “The relevant act of the US side has violated the Chinese law and relevant international law, infringed upon China’s sovereignty, undermined peace, security and order of the relevant waters and put in jeopardy the facilities and personnel on the Chinese islands” asserting “And thus constitutes a serious political and military provocation.”

Chunying educated, “China has indisputable sovereignty over Nansha Qundao and its adjacent waters” informing “China always respects and safeguards the freedom of navigation and overflight in the south China sea; all countries are entitled to under international law, but firmly opposes any country or person undermining the sovereignty and security of littoral countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation and overflight.”

She said, “At present, the situation in the South China Sea has been improving thanks to the concerted efforts of China and association of south east Asian nations (ASEAN) member states.”

Chunying protested, “Under such circumstance, the US, who ‘deliberately’ stirs up troubles and creates tension in the south China sea to disrupt peace and stability there, is running against the will of regional countries who aspire for stability, cooperation and development, and thus unpopular at all.”

She mentioned, “The Chinese side strongly urges the US side to immediately stop ‘provocative’ operations that violate China’s sovereignty and threaten China’s security and faithfully respect the regional countries’ concerted efforts to uphold peace and stability in the south China sea.”

Chunying concluded, “The Chinese side will continue to take all necessary measures to defend its national sovereignty and security and safeguard peace and stability in the south China sea.”

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