August 27, 2020

Pentagon slams Chinese missile launches in South China Sea

Washington (AFP) – The US Defense Department said Thursday that Chinese test launches of ballistic missiles in the South China Sea were threatening peace and security in the region.Confirming reports that Beijing’s forces launched as many as four ballistic missiles during military exercises around the Paracel islands, the Pentagon said the move called into question China’s 2002 commitment to avoiding provocative activities.China’s “actions, including missile tests, further destabilize the situation in the South China Sea,” the Pentagon said in a statement.”Such exercises also violate PRC commi…


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