Washington has condemned China for building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Photo: Reuters
Washington has condemned China for building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘disturbing’ missile tests contradict vow not to militarise South China Sea, says US

  • Launch undermines claim to want peace in the region and is designed to intimidate other claimants of the disputed waters, Pentagon says
  • Chinese government had warned ships not to enter area between Spratly and Paracel islands for five days while military drills took place

Washington has condemned China for building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Photo: Reuters
Washington has condemned China for building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Photo: Reuters
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