PLA Navy Chief Tells US Counterpart China Will Not Yield to Pressure


Commander of the Chinese navy, Admiral Wu Shengli (R) shakes hands with U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson during a welcome ceremony held at the Chinese Navy Headquarters in Beijing, China, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool

Commander of the Chinese navy, Admiral Wu Shengli (R) shakes hands with U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson during a welcome ceremony held at the Chinese Navy Headquarters in Beijing, China, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool

In its report titled “PLA navy chief urges China-U.S. cooperation in handling South China Sea” yesterday, China’s official media Xinhua quotes Chinese navy chief Wu Shengli as saying in his meeting with his US counterpart, “We will never sacrifice our sovereignty and interests in the South China Sea”.

According to Xinhua, Wu stressed China’s sovereignty and interests in the South China Sea are China’s “core interest” and concern the foundation of Chinese Communist Party’s governance, China’s security and stability and the Chinese nation’s basic interests.

Xinhua says, “Wu said that China will not recede over territorial sovereignty or fear any military provocation, which the Chinese navy is fully prepared to cope with” and that Wu stressed that “no matter what country or person applies pressure,” China would push forward and complete island construction as planned.

Source: Xinhua “PLA navy chief urges China-U.S. cooperation in handling South China Sea”

Full text of Xinhua’s report can be viewed at http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-07/18/c_135522556.htm

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2 Comments on “PLA Navy Chief Tells US Counterpart China Will Not Yield to Pressure”

  1. Fre Okin says:

    What China mean is she will not be intimidated by American high seas gangsterism. US is free to sail in normal shipping lanes, not deliberately sailing within 12 NM of Chinese EEZ. If war breaks out, it is very unlikely the American public will support American PHONEY Freedom of Navigation. This is what USN and American’s neocons fear: lack of support from the American public.

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  2. Simon says:

    Apparently China has called off the bi-lateral discussion with the Phillipines because the Fillipinos kept on insisting along the lines of the illegal arbitration no doubt because of arms twisting by the Americans. China is calling the shot and refuse Fillipino fishermen from fishing in the Scarborough Shoal.
    The BBC has still not reply to my complaint about the PCA arbitration having on multiple times previously headlined it as “UN backed” and “legally binding” which only a UN sanctioned agency has those rights. Now they have been outed the BBC has now stopped miss reprepresenting the case with those terms in their latest news.

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