Chinese military monitored a U.S. warship that entered Chinese territorial waters without permission and warned it to leave on Saturday.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai here on Thursday.
Any attempts by the United States to stifle China's development will be in vain, and will only backfire and harm the US, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesman at the Ministry of National Defense, said at a news briefing in Beijing on Thursday.
A Chinese envoy on Tuesday defended China's position on the South China Sea, saying that its claims are in line with relevant international law and practices.
A spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday slammed U.S. warships and military aircraft's willful and repeated trespassing into the adjacent waters and airspace of China's islands and reefs in the South China Sea.
In a bid to contain China's peaceful rise, the United States has made the South China Sea a major venue for maintaining high strategic pressure on China in recent years, and for this purpose, the US Navy has increased the frequency with which its warships sail to China's doorstep.
China urged the United States Navy to cease provocative and risky actions in the South China Sea, and promised to take every measure necessary to safeguard national sovereignty and security.