China has warned Australia to act with “utmost caution” in deploying military ships in the South China Sea. “We urge the Australian government and military to act with great caution in this area (in the South China Sea),” Chinese official Liu said.
China has warned Australia to act with “utmost caution” in deploying military ships in the South China Sea.
Liu Ciençao, Head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, said in a speech at the University of Sydney, “We urge the Australian government and military to act with great caution in this area (in the South China Sea).”
Liu warned Australia against deploying warships in the South China Sea, saying that if the situation caused by a possible minor accident is not managed well, tensions could escalate.
Regarding Australia’s claim that a Chinese warship slightly injured 2 divers from the Australian navy in Japanese territorial waters, Liu emphasized that the incident in question took place outside Japanese territorial waters.
Liu reiterated his position that the Chinese warship did not cause any damage.
SHOCKING ALLEGATION FROM AUSTRALIA
Australia announced that 2 divers from the Australian navy were slightly injured due to the use of sonar pulse by the Chinese warship in international waters.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles noted that on November 14, a Chinese warship approached Australia’s “HMAS Toowoomba” sailing in international waters and forced 2 Australian divers out of the water by activating its sonar.
3 COUNTRY SUMMIT
According to a statement released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Minister Vang met with his South Korean counterpart Park Jin on November 26 ahead of the meeting of the foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China in the city of Busan.
“Both sides should jointly oppose the politicization of the economy, the instrumentalization of scientific and technological issues, and the extension of the concept of security to economic and trade issues,” Vang said at the meeting, stressing that it is not an option but a necessity for China and South Korea to establish friendly relations as neighbors.
Noting that China and South Korea’s manufacturing and supply chains are “highly connected” and their interests are integrated, Vang stressed that the two countries should “oppose foreign interference” in their relations.