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
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Washington has condemned China for building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Photo: Reuters
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The drill was announced by China’s maritime safety agency, on Woody Island. Photo: Handout

Beijing announces drill in South China Sea as US official reports missile sighting

  • The Chinese maritime safety agency says it has closed an area of the South China Sea for a five-day military exercise
  • US official tells NBC that ‘concerning’ missile testing is taking place during the same period
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The drill was announced by China’s maritime safety agency, on Woody Island. Photo: Handout
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