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The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed "strong discontent" and "resolute opposition" over a U.S. warship patrol near Zhubi Reef, which is part of China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

This action by the United States threatens China's sovereignty and security interests, endangers the safety of personnel and facilities in the reef, and harms regional peace and stability, ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

Lu urged the U.S. to "immediately correct its wrongdoing."

Earlier on Tuesday, the U.S. warship USS Lassen entered waters near Zhubi Reef without the permission of the Chinese government, according to Lu.

The U.S. warship was monitored, tracked and issued with warning, said the spokesperson, adding that China will continue to watch the situation and "do whatever is necessary."

Stressing that China's sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and its adjacent waters is "irrefutable," Lu said China is prepared to respond to any deliberate provocation by any country.

China respects other countries' freedom of navigation in accordance with international law, Lu said, however, China is firmly opposed to any action that harms China's sovereignty and security in the name of freedom.

The construction activities undertaken by China on its own territory is an internal affair and will not block the legal freedom of other countries, the spokesperson said.

The U.S. side should remember its commitment that it would take no position on territorial disputes, as this would damage China-U.S. ties and regional peace, said Lu.

Earlier Tuesday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in response to a question on the U.S. Navy's intention at a seminar, warned the U.S. not to "make trouble out of nothing."

"If it is true, we advise the U.S. to think twice before it takes any action," he said, urging them "not to act in an imprudent way and not to make trouble out of nothing."


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Post time 2015-10-27 21:11:38 |Display all floors
Funny that the place it went near was not an Island untilit was man made in 2014

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Post time 2015-10-27 22:10:57 |Display all floors
This post was edited by die_begierde at 2015-10-27 22:24
futsanglung Post time: 2015-10-27 21:11
Funny that the place it went near was not an Island untilit was man made in 2014

Funny that the Shanghai-based, 50-hour-per-week, all sense-and-logic "businessman" from UK could not answer a few simple questions -

WHY he is turning a blind eye towards Kameronzelittlekunt taking into his own hands the roles of: 1. international law enforcement, 2. chief justice of the final court of appeal (international law) and 3. pharkin executioner

WHY murdering numerous innocent civilians in the middle east with drones is justified?

WHAT happened to human rights, or do they not apply to Arabs / UK citizens?

WHY all the hypocritical bull (is the pay good)? and

WHY are you the lowest of the low in GCHQ?

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Post time 2015-10-27 22:56:19 |Display all floors
lodging protest is obviously the appropriate thing to do but hope they handle the issue sensitively. China is a rising power and will most likely overtake the U.S as the world's largest economy in the foreseeable future.  A peaceful rise is achievable despite provocations.

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Post time 2015-10-28 04:58:42 |Display all floors
60% of the US Navy in Pivot Asia? I don't think so. It's like a gun in one's head. Nope, not allowed. Bullying can only be that much before tables are turned. Take it or leave it!

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Post time 2015-10-28 05:13:19 |Display all floors
die_begierde Post time: 2015-10-27 22:10
Funny that the Shanghai-based, 50-hour-per-week, all sense-and-logic "businessman" from UK could no ...

How is this a laughing matter

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