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Defense Ministry responds to U.S. warplanes' flight near Huangyan Island

( Source: China Military Online  )         2016-April-25 22:16

BEIJING, April 25 (ChinaMil) – "The Huangyan island is China's inherent territory and the Chinese military will take all necessary measures to safeguard national sovereignty and security," China's Defense Ministry said on Monday.

The Information Bureau of the Defense Ministry made the above remarks when asked about its comments on the media reports that six U.S. Air Force warplanes performed a flight mission in the international airspace in the vicinity of the Huangyan Island in the South China Sea on April 19.

The Defense Ministry expressed its concern with the Information Bureau saying that "We have noticed such reports, and it should be pointed out that the U.S. is promoting militarization of the South China Sea in the name of 'Freedom of Navigation', we oppose the such actions by the U.S. which threaten sovereignty and security of countries around the South China Sea and undermine regional peace and stability."

Editor :  Zhang Tao