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(Commentary) U.S. should reflect on its own militarization in the South China Sea

2016-02-21 09:37:21       source:Xinhua News Agency

February 20, 2016


"China's alleged deployment of a missile system on its Yongxing Island in the South China Sea has been met with frantic overreaction from the United States, which has accused China of "militarizing" the region.


'We see no indication that [...] this militarization effort, has stopped. And it's doing nothing [...] to make the situation there more stable and more secure,' U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby said Thursday as commercial satellite imagery reportedly indicated the 'very recent' placement of missiles on Yongxing Island."


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