China rejects demands by US over reclamation
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China yesterday rejected US demands to stop all reclamation works in the South China Sea, saying it was exercising its sovereignty and using the outposts to fulfill international responsibilities. Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the general staff department in the People’s Liberation Army, told a security summit in Singapore that “the situation in the South China Sea is on the whole peaceful and stable, and there has never been an issue with the freedom of navigation.”
China rejects demands by US over reclamation. (2015, June 1). Philippine Star, pp. 1, 14.
Disputes; Territorial waters; Navigation; Search and rescue; Meteorological observations; Environmental protection; Navigational safety; Fishery products; Oil and gas exploration; Conferences; Security; Land reclamation; Military operations; International law; People's Liberation Army (PLA); Sun, Jianguo; Carter, Ashton; Cui, Tiankai
- The Philippine Star