China calls for end to sensationalization of South China Sea's 'militarization'

Yao Jianing

China warns U.S. to stop sensationalizing the “militarization” of South China Sea and causing trouble in the region as there will be a cost.

China will not be frightened by any so called warships or bombers, China will only continue to take all necessary measures to defend its national sovereignty and security more firmly, and continue to maintain regional peace and stability in the South China Sea region, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday at a regular briefing.

The remarks came after the U.S. military confirmed on Tuesday that two B-52 bombers were deployed within the vicinity of the South China Sea.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis last Tuesday claimed that China is “militarizing” the South China Sea, but now the U.S. military has confirmed the deployment of two B-52 bombers.

Hua demanded an explanation from the U.S. that whether this move can be called “militarization”.

“Is this move also in the name of ‘freedom of navigation’? Shouldn’t one improve vigilance, strengthen the capabilities of alertness and defense to confront when someone frequently shows up at your home door fully armed? ” Hua asked.

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