Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea #25

China has stationed surface to air missiles on some of the artificial islands in the South China Sea.  And it has been confirmed by DOD.  And followed up.  Taiwan has also confirmed.  The missiles are HQ-9s.

China claims its entirely legal to base the missiles on its territory.

China also claims its had the facilities in place on the islands in place for years.

China has already hosted commercial flights, artillery and fighter jets on the islands.

Obama apparently will not get a joint statement at ASEAN about Chinese activities in the South China Sea.

Kerry says there will be very serious talks between the US and China over the South China Sea.

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