As Beijing launches new maritime exercises, it has warned that future US naval patrols through the region could have a bad result.
In recent months, the Pentagon has launched a number of provocative “freedom of navigation” patrols within the 12-mile territorial limit of China’s land-reclamation projects in the Spratly archipelago.
During a closed-door forum on Monday, Sun Jianguo, admiral and deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, stressed that freedom of navigation has never been threatened, but added that further acts of military aggression could have dire consequences.
Beijing has to gear up for fallout if countries strike Pyongyang, says Chinese military adviser
A Chinese military adviser has warned China to be prepared for war in the Korean Peninsula, but not to sacrifice as much as it did in the 1950s.
Speaking on the deterioration of the security situation after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s recent nuclear and satellite tests, Major General Wang Haiyun said in an article on Tuesday that China must “take strong counter measures” as it faced various threats.