Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had long made clear its position on the South China Sea.
“We hope the United States can look upon the current situation of the South China Sea from an objective and fair perspective and play a constructive role together with China in keeping the peace and stability in the South China Sea,” Hua said.
Mainland military experts said the People’s Liberation Army Navy would issue warnings and there would not be collisions if foreign military vessels went within the limits. But the PLA was capable of expelling any intruders, they said.
“The navy would issue verbal warnings, demanding the US vessels leave,” Shanghai-based naval expert Ni Lexiong said.
Li Jie, a Beijing-based naval expert, said the navy would send warships to intercept the US vessels if they ignored the warnings.
“We could scramble drones to expel the vessels, or simply order the Second Artillery Corps to fire from distance,” he said.
Full article: Beijing on alert for U.S. Navy ‘incursion’ near artificial islands in South China Sea (South China Morning Post)