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(Opinion) Beijing Strikes Back: U.S. 'Militarizing' South China Sea

2015-07-31 08:43:45       source:The Diplomat

By Franz-Stefan Gady

July 31, 2015

"China's Defense Ministry has openly criticized the United States over its South China Sea policy accusing the U.S. of 'activities to militarize the South China Sea region,' defense ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said during a press conference on July 30.

He also accused U.S. officials of 'making irresponsible remarks on the South China Sea issue' and applying 'double standards' when it comes to assessing their own activities in the region."

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