China has right to peaceful activities in South China Sea: FM


Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying




 May 4, 2018


China reiterated its sovereignty over the South China Sea area in response to Western reports of China's anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems in the Nansha Islands, with an analyst saying that the US' appearances in the region are the reason for China's defensive constructions. "China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and its nearby waters. It is needed to protect the sovereignty and security of China, and justified for China as a sovereign nation to carry out peaceful development activities and necessary defense constructions. The related deployment is not directed at any country," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Thursday.