BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- China is determined to effectively respond to security challenges, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Monday after Japan's deployment of anti-ship missiles in Okinawa.
Hua Chunying made the remarks at the ministry's regular press briefing when asked to comment on the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's deployment of surface-to-ship missiles and its 2016 plan to equip Kumamoto Prefecture with the missiles.
She said China adheres to the diplomatic policy of good neighborhood and friendly relations, and will take effective measures to respond to security challenges and safeguard national and territorial sovereignty.
Japan's military deployment will complicate the security situation in the region, Hua said, noting that Japan should explain its intention of the military move.
China urges Japan to stop provocations after jet encounter
BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua)-- China on Friday urged Japan to stop provocative actions and words after a close encounter between Chinese and Japanese military planes over the East China Sea.
"Facing hard facts, the Japanese side's remarks, in my view, are shameless, nonsense and unreasonable. We urge Japan to immediately stop any provocative actions and words," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing. Full Story
China challenges Japan over jet encounter
BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- China's Defense Ministry on Thursday criticized Japan's accusation that a Chinese military aircraft had "approached unusually close" to two Japanese warplanes, saying it's "a thief who cries thief."
Geng Yansheng, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said that two F-15 aircraft of Japan tailed China's Tu-154 plane, coming as near as 30 meters from the Chinese plane as it was conducting a routine patrol over the East China Sea at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Full Story