China's Ministry of National Defense has said a U.S. warship's entry into the waters around China's islands and reefs in the South China Sea is serious political and military provocation.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will conduct military training under combat conditions in the South China Sea waters, military sources said Friday.
China has strong resolve and deep commitment to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will start consultation on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea in early March, according to a consultative meeting between China and the Philippines on Tuesday.
The South China Sea, whose stability highly concerns countries in the region, has been largely at peace. This hard-won balance should not be broken by any country in any name.
China's international tsunami warning center has opened, serving countries bordering on the South China Sea, oceanic officials announced Thursday.