Hirunews Logo
US+criticises+new+China+garrison+in+South+China+Sea
Saturday, 04 August 2012 - 12:54
US criticises new China garrison in South China Sea
15

Shares
1,889

Views

The United States yesterday criticised China's establishment of a new military garrison in the South China Sea as it called on all sides to lower tensions in the hotly contested waters.

China announced last week that it was establishing the tiny city of Sansha and a garrison on an island in the disputed Paracel chain, infuriating Vietnam and the Philippines, which have accused Beijing of intimidation.

China says it controls much of the South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam all claim portions.

Vietnam and the Philippines have accused China of stepping up harassment at sea.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
413 Views
843 Views
2,246 Views
1,606 Views
9,761 Views
44,429 Views
Top