China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea




 
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China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea
 
October 30th, 2015  
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China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea
By Ben Blanchard and Andrea Shalal BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its "provocative acts" in the disputed waterway, the Chinese navy said on Friday. China has rebuked Washington over the patrol, the most significant U.S. challenge yet to territorial limits China effectively claims around its seven artificial islands in one of the world's busiest sea lanes. "If the United States continues with these kinds of dangerous, provocative acts, there could well be a seriously pressing situation between frontline forces from both sides on the sea and in the air, or even a minor incident that sparks war," the statement paraphrased Wu as saying.




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