China Warns US, Japan not to Hamper Its Drills After Chinese Carrier Sails Through Taiwan Strait

Sputnik International
Date: 18.11.2019
By: Oleg Burunov

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On Sunday, the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defence reported that China's first domestically made aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait, shadowed by several US and Japanese warships.

Beijing has warned the US and Japan not to create obstacles to drills conducted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)’s Navy.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Gen Shuang specifically commented on US and Japanese warships shadowing a PLA naval task forces in the Taiwan Strait.

"I want to note that a detachment of Chinese warships conducted regular exercises at the country’s doorstep, and that there is no need to make such noise about it,” Gen said.  

At the same time, he said that he would like to emphasise that “these activities of the Chinese side comply with international law and practice.”

“We demand that the relevant sides completely stop any interference in the usual military activities of China,” Gen said when asked to comment on the presence of US and Japanese in the water area, where Chinese naval drills were taking place.    [FULL  STORY]

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