Naval and air forces of PLA Southern Theater Command conducted whole-process monitoring of a US warship that had trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands without permission, and warned it to leave.
Chinese president Xi Jinping held talks with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea on Tuesday. The two leaders exchanged ideas on issues of common concern and informed each other of their respective countries' situations.
China on Monday voiced firm opposition to a U.S. warship trespassing into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands, and urged the U.S. side to immediately stop such kind of provocative actions.
China said on Wednesday it hoped that the DPRK and the US would respect and accommodate each other's reasonable concerns to achieve progress in the denuclearization of and establishing a peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula in the new year.
China hopes Japan will keep its promise and properly deal with Taiwan-related issues so as to safeguard the political foundation for the healthy development of China-Japan relations, a spokesperson said Wednesday.
A mainland spokesman for Taiwan affairs said the island's leader Tsai Ing-wen's speech on Wednesday showed the "sinister intention" to cooperate with anti-China forces in the West to curtain the mainland.