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13 August 2017, 01:02 | Devin Moran
Xi extends congratulations on 50th anniversary of ASEAN's founding
"China is resolutely opposed to this kind of show of force and pushing of regional militarization by the USA that may easily cause an unexpected incident at sea or in the air", China's Defense Ministry said in a statement. China has not recognized the ruling.
The US is attempting to stir up troubles in the waters where the situation has cooled down, Geng said, adding that the warship's intrusion showed "who is exactly the one that does not want to see sustained stability in the South China Sea, and who serves as the biggest factor in the "militarisation" of the South China Sea".
Japan worries that China's probing of its air defenses is part of a push to extend its military influence in the East China Sea and western Pacific, where Japan controls an island chain stretching 1,400 km south towards Taiwan.
China has recently installed rocket launchers on a disputed island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in order to fend off Vietnam's claims, according to a report.
Opening its strategic South Sea Fleet base in the coastal city of Zhanjiang to a group of Indian journalists for the first time, People's Liberation Army Navy officials say the Indian Ocean is a "common place" for the global community. As Cayetano made clear, China does not favor a legally-binding document, instead preferring a norms-based nonaggression pact that would set out a consensus agreement on acceptable forms of behavior in the South China Sea.
"They called and said 'Please turn around, you are in our waters, '" he said.
More significantly, the latest United States naval patrol comes days after a meeting of China and ASEAN foreign ministers in the Philippines had agreed a framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea which is contested by multiple claimants including China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines. It added that United States moves "to pick quarrels and make troubles under the banner of "freedom of navigation" endangered lives and harmed regional stability.
The U.S.is not a party to the disputes in the busy and potentially oil- and gas-rich waters that also involve Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Speaking with the Indian media on the decks of the PLAN's frigate Yulin about the growing Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean - which is much to the disquiet of India - he said China's military is defensive in nature, not offensive.
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Trump is, "deadly serious [and] very curious", adding that the president is willing to take action if necessary. In return, North Korea threatened to strike a U.S. base on Guam, its most specific threat so far.
Meteor shower visible this weekend
According to EarthSky, you'll be able to see the Perseid's through sunrise on August 19th but peak viewing occurs this weekend. With only a few clouds in the forecast tonight, some of us could see a few meteors streaking across the Valley.
What You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse
Anything lower will allow your eyes to be damaged , but NASA says Shade 12 is darker than the filters used for most welding. NASA has released a map to find out the exact time and how long it will last wherever you are along the path of totality .