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

Topic |   South China Sea
Washington has condemned China for building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Photo: ReutersWashington 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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