Department of Defense to respond to more fighters to patrol the South China Sea: resolutely opposed to any provocation
BEIJING, June 28 electric Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said in response to a reporter’s question about Vietnam fighter patrols over the Nansha Islands, China is firmly opposed to any military provocation, the Chinese armed forces in the waters under the jurisdiction has established a normalization combat patrol system.
Ministry of Defence today held a regular press conference. A reporter asked the Vietnamese Air Force recently sent a patrol aircraft to fly of the Nansha Islands, the so-called patrol and reconnaissance missions unilaterally provoked the South China Sea tensions. I would like to ask in this case, the People’s Liberation Army has taken the appropriate measures?
Geng Yansheng said that China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and their adjacent waters. China resolutely opposes any military provocation. In order to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, the Chinese armed forces have been established in the waters under the jurisdiction of the normalization of the combat readiness of patrol system. The Chinese armed forces to defend national territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests of the firm resolution and determination.
In addition, a reporter asked, China has approved the establishment of three Shashi, but Vietnamese still insist on using the fighters to patrol the South China Sea, I ask the Department of Defense, if the Vietnamese fighters in the inspections process, invasion of the airspace of the three Shashi, China how the military will respond?
Geng Yansheng said the Chinese armed forces are always shoulder the responsibilities and tasks to defend the country’s territorial sovereignty and safeguarding national maritime rights and interests, this has no direct relationship with the three Shashi set up or not.
Geng Yansheng again stressed that China firmly opposes any military provocation. Endanger national security interests, the Chinese military will take appropriate action in accordance with the relevant provisions. (According to the Department of Defense website)
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