China warns US on patrols in disputed sea
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BEIJING - Chinese media on Thursday slammed the United States for "ceaseless provocation" in the South China Sea and said China's military should be "ready to launch countermeasures." In a rebuff to China on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the US military would sail and fly wherever international law allowed, including the disputed South China Sea.
China warns US on patrols in disputed sea. (2015, October 16). Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A19.
Disputes; Territorial waters; Military operations; International law; Artificial islands; International cooperation; Law of the sea; International waters; Navigation; Defence craft; Lighthouses; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; US Navy; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Carter, Ash; Bishop, Julie; Richardson, John; Hua, Chunying