China to U.S.: Stop Ships, Jets to South China Sea

Posted December 23, 2015 at 6:07am

The Straits Times reports that “China has urged the United States to stop sending ships and planes to the South China Sea and to respect its core interests, amid a domestic debate on whether a US bomber had indeed flown unintentionally near a Chinese-built artificial island.”  

“‘The world is facing multifaceted challenges and needs multi-party cooperation to handle that,’ Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call on Sunday.”  

“‘While the US is seeking Chinese cooperation, it also should respect China’s core interests and major concerns, he said.”