The Chinese defense Ministry has accused the US of undermining security in the region
BEIJING, 20 Jan — RIA Novosti. The next time an American warship in the waters near the Chinese Islands in the South China sea and threatens the sovereignty of China’s national security and undermine peace and stability in the region, said Saturday the official representative of the Ministry of defense of China From Qian.
According to the Chinese side, the missile USS “Hopper” January 17, illegally entered the waters of disputed Huangyan Islands (Scarborough reef) in the South China sea, which China considers as its.
The Chinese missile frigate “Huangshan” immediately carried out the identification of the American ship and warned of the need to leave the area.
“At present, thanks to the joint efforts of ASEAN, the situation in the South China sea continuously stabiliziruemost. In these circumstances, the next time an American warship in the waters near China reefs in the South China sea threatened as aviation shipborne both sides, and staff, became a threat to the sovereignty and national security of China, as well as detrimental to regional peace”, — stated in the published report of the representative of the defense Ministry of the PRC.
At Qian also stressed that the actions of the American ship is completely at odds with the direction of the stable development of Sino-us bilateral relations. He expressed the hope that the US will respect China’s sovereignty and not to create an artificial incident.
“Chinese Navy will continue to fulfill their mission of national defense, will be hard to patrol Maritime areas and firmly safeguard state sovereignty and security as well as peace and stability in the region”, — said At Qian.