Vietnam has asked China to withdraw military equipment from the South China Sea, following media reports this month that China had installed missiles there.
China installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports.
China claims 90 percent of the potentially energy-rich maritime territory. Other Asian countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims to parts of the waterway.
HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has asked China to withdraw military equipment from the South China Sea, following media reports this month that China had installed missiles there.
“Vietnam requests that China, as a large country, shows its responsibility in maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea,” Vietnamese foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said in a Tuesday statement, referring to the South China Sea.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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