PLA Navy Chief Tells US Counterpart China Will Not Yield to PressurePosted: July 19, 2016
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