China sends missiles to contested South China Sea island: Taiwan, U.S. officials




 
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China sends missiles to contested South China Sea island: Taiwan, U.S. officials
 
February 17th, 2016  
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China sends missiles to contested South China Sea island: Taiwan, U.S. officials
By J.R. Wu and Andrea Shalal TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of the disputed islands it controls in the South China Sea, Taiwan and U.S. officials said, ratcheting up tensions even as U.S. President Barack Obama urged restraint in the region. Taiwan defense ministry spokesman Major General David Lo told Reuters on Wednesday the missile batteries had been set up on Woody Island. The island is part of the Paracels chain, under Chinese control for more than 40 years but also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.




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