lørdag 18. desember 2021

US Warns Of ‘Aggression’ As China Holds More Live-Fire Exercises In South China Sea

The Chinese military has been holding more live-fire drills in the contested South China Sea this week, state media reported, while accusing the United States of “saber-rattling and making provocations.” The military exercises come as Washington has amplified its concerns about China’s “aggressive actions.” This week the top U.S. diplomat vowed to ensure freedom of navigation in the disputed waterway.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily quoted the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration as issuing navigation restriction notices for three different locations around Hainan, China’s largest island, which lies off the south coast of the mainland, because of the live-fire drills.