At a press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin commented on repeated provocations by the US and other countries. Recently two US Navy ships were seen in the South China Sea. Wang said such actions would constitute “absolute provocation.”
A J-15 ship-based fighter jet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier “Liaoning” (hull number 16). Photo: Chinese Army
At a news conference on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin responded to a question about “insecure talks” between US, Canadian and Australian aircraft and Chinese fighter jets in the South China Sea. He said that the actions of the fighter jets of the three countries are completely provoking for China. He warned the parties involved not to abuse China’s restraint and continue to jeopardize China’s national sovereignty.
US media outlet Politico previously reported Thursday that a Chinese fighter jet had “unsafe” and “unprofessional” talks with a US C-130 special operations aircraft in the South China Sea last month. Wang pointed out that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has repeatedly responded to such questions, always reiterating that relevant UN Security Council resolutions allow any country to have military aircraft at sea and in airspace under jurisdiction for surveillance purposes. or use of any other equipment shall not be permitted. another country. Therefore the actions of military aircraft of these countries would constitute “absolute provocation” for China.
“We urge relevant parties to immediately stop all activities that endanger China’s national sovereignty and security in the name of respecting the facts, not abusing China’s restraint and implementing UN Security Council resolutions,” Wang said. call upon.”
On Wednesday, a US aircraft carrier reportedly entered the South China Sea and conducted an exercise near the Nansha Islands. At the same time, an American destroyer entered Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands. Chinese experts have rated both of these actions as “provocation escalation” that could lead to unwanted conflict.
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