Philippine military for the first time Chinese naval position in the Philippine waters of military exercises in northern
Japan said that the Chinese Navy landing ship formation through the waters southwest of Okinawa.
World Wide Web Reporter Li Zongze reports, May 14, according to Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao”, the Philippine military on the 13th for the first time the Chinese navy in the western Pacific Ocean near the North Luzon region of the country, military exercises make a public response.
Philippine military spokesman Burgos Colonel said that the armed forces of any country are entitled to similar military exercises in international waters. Burgers stressed: “As long as the military exercises China is not within the Philippine territorial waters, we believe that there is no problem.” He said, like the Philippine army, the Chinese armed forces also need to regularly improve their interoperability, which is any army will do the normal exercise.
alleged that security officials in the Philippines this exercise, the Chinese Navy to be closely monitored.
Chinese Defense Ministry said earlier that the PLA naval fleet to go to the West Pacific Ocean training routine arrangements within the annual plan is not targeted at any particular country and the target. China has freedom of navigation and other legal rights in the relevant area, in line with international law and international practice. On the 11th, the Chinese Defense Ministry also said that the report was not true of the Guangzhou Military Region and the South China Sea Fleet forces on alert.
Japan said that the Chinese navy landing ship formation through the waters southwest of Okinawa