China says U.S. guilty of 'political provocation' in South China Sea




 
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China says U.S. guilty of 'political provocation' in South China Sea
 
November 22nd, 2015  
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China says U.S. guilty of 'political provocation' in South China Sea
By Megha Rajagopalan and Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China said on Sunday that the United States was making political provocations with its patrols in the disputed South China Sea, as tensions around the strategic waterways mount. China will continue to construct military facilities on artificial islands it is building, Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur. Washington was testing Beijing with its insistence on "freedom of navigation" in the strategic waterway, he said.




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