Maritime

China: Military Facilities on South China Sea Artificial Islands are ‘For Defense Purposes Only’

“Amidst U.S. and Australian concerns of Chinese military expansion in the South China Sea, officials with China’s foreign ministry are claiming military facilities on a series of artificial islands are ‘for defense purposes only’ in reaction to ‘high-profile display[s] of military strength and frequent and large-scale military drills by certain countries and their allies in the South China Sea,’ according to a Wednesday press briefing.”

Source: China: Military Facilities on South China Sea Artificial Islands are ‘For Defense Purposes Only’ – USNI News

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