China is calling on United States to “stop stirring up troubles in the South China Sea”. This is after US reportedly flew 2 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress long-range strategic bombers over waters near Sprtaly Islands in West Philippine Sea.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying made some advice for US. “First, stop playing up the so-called “militarization” in the South China Sea and stop talking through their hat,” she said.
“Second, stop stirring up troubles in the South China Sea, because freedom run amuck carries risks and their benefit-seeking behavior comes with a cost,” she added. “Third, China will never be intimidated by some military vessels or planes, the presence of which will only strengthen our resolve to take all necessary measures to safeguard our national sovereignty and security and uphold peace and stability in the South China Sea.”
She said she would like to seek some clarification from the US side. “Is it an act of “militarization” to fly offensive strategic weapons like the B-52 bombers to the South China Sea?! Were the B-52 bombers there to safeguard navigation and overflight freedom?!”
“If someone armed to teeth comes to your doorstep every now and then, poking around and showing off muscles, aren’t you justified in sharpening vigilance, taking precautions, and increasing defense capacities,” she asked.