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Beijing warns of potential ‘navy accidents’ after US carries out ‘provocative’ operation in South China Sea

Beijing warns of possible ‘military accidents’ after US carries out ‘provocative’ operation in South China Sea

Beijing has cautioned towards additional US naval operations within the South China Sea, claiming that current actions by the American facet create situations for an unintentional navy confrontation.

A spokesman for the Folks’s Liberation Military (PLA) mentioned on Friday {that a} US warship entered Chinese language territorial waters with out permission. 

“We urge the US to cease such provocative habits and prohibit its maritime actions to keep away from potential navy accidents,” Senior Colonel Li Huamin mentioned, including that PLA naval and aerial forces monitored the vessel because it traveled via the South China Sea. 

The US Navy mentioned that the united statesMartin carried out a “routine” operation within the area. Washington has cited the so-called “freedom of navigation” precept to defend its common exercise within the sea. 

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Beijing says Chinese language navy received’t ‘dance to tune’ of US, urges Washington to stop coverage of ‘nervousness and paranoia’

Earlier this week, China launched two missiles, together with an “aircraft-carrier killer”, into the South China Sea after claiming {that a} U-2 spy airplane had trespassed in a no-fly zone throughout live-fire navy drills. China’s overseas ministry mentioned the presence of the US reconnaissance plane within the space was a “bare provocation” and will have brought on an “sudden accident.” The Pentagon denied any wrongdoing and condemned the missile launches as “counterproductive to easing tensions and sustaining stability.”

On Thursday, Beijing warned that its navy “won’t dance to the US’ tune” and urged Washington to rethink its confrontational strategy to China and “pull itself out of the swamp of hysteria and paranoia.”

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