China’s continued militarization of WPS ‘clear and present danger’ – Alejano

China’s continued militarization of West Philippine Sea and the entire South China Sea is a “clear and present danger,” Magdalo Partylist Representative Gary C. Alejano said. This is after China landed and launched H-6K strategic bomber in an unspecified airfield in the disputed waters.

“It is crystal clear that China is strengthening its militarization of the South China Sea, having deployed an H-6K bomber aircraft after setting up a missiles system just last month,” he said.

He also noted that the range of the bomber practically covers the entire Philippine territory and should definitely cause alarm.

“I condemn the recent actions of China as this further erodes peace and stability in the region,” he said. “We are seeing a clear and present danger.”

“Hanggang kailan mananahimik ang administrasyong Duterte sa usaping ito? Liban na lamang kung talagang nagpagapi na ito sa China at naibenta na ang ating mga teritoryo kapalit ng mga loans na may panganib din na maglubog sa atin sa utang,” he added.

Wang Mingliang, a researcher at the PLA Air Force Command College, said that takeoff and landing exercises on islands in the South China Sea will help Chinese PLA Air Force strengthen its combat capability to deal with marine security threats.