The whole world is moaning due to the coronavirus, but in such an environment, military tension between China and America is increasing continuously. The Chinese Navy has claimed that it has driven an American warship from its territory in the South China Sea. On the other hand, the US has denied this claim of China. Meanwhile, the US has also sent its bombers to the South China Sea patrol.
Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Southern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army of China, said that China engaged air and maritime forces to take reconnaissance of the US-guided missile destroyer USS Barry and drove it out of its range. He claimed that the American warship was in its maritime zone in the South China Sea, but the US Navy has denied his claim.
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Huamin said that this provocative act of the US has violated international laws and severely violated China’s sovereignty and security interests. This has increased the threat to our security which can lead to unforeseen consequences and this will weaken the global fight against Corona. The US Navy has denied this claim. He says that there is no talk of a collision and there is no report that any Chinese ship has done any undesired act.
China is continuously strengthening its military position in the area
Many countries claim their position in the South China Sea and its surrounding sea area. China is continuously strengthening its military position in the region. He is pouring concrete over coral islands in the Philippines and turning them into research stations. Basically these are the launch platforms for weapons from where aircraft and missiles will be deployed. The South China Sea is a busy sea route from which millions of trillion dollars of goods, especially oil, pass through the year. China is sending more and more warships and research ships to strengthen its claim on the region.
China has sent one of its ships, the Haiyang Dijhi 8, to fathom mineral resources in the South China Sea, but its action has gone to America. US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said, “China is advancing its illegal maritime claims at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus.” This is not right.