SINGAPORE: Things have started heating up as China warned the US over its role in the South China sea dispute. The dragon nation said that it does not fear anyone and that countries not connected with South China sea must stay away from the dispute.
Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a security summit in Singapore, Admiral Sun Jianguo of China said “I strongly believe that the countries not connected with the South china sea must stay away from the issue. If they can, they should play a constructive way and not the other way around. The countries surrounding the South China sea knew how to solve this through peaceful negotiations”.
“We have the wisdom and patience to deal with this issue. I hope that other countries too have the same. I reiterate that China does not fear any meaningless provocations from other countries”, he added.
Earlier, the US Defense secretary Ashton Carter said that China might invite actions taken by the United States and other nations, it it continued to carry on its construction in the South China sea region claimed by Philippines.
“We are living in a modern world. If you are stronger by area, it does not mean you can capture territories of other nations as you wish. There should be a peaceful environment between nations”, Mr Carter said.
However, China looks unchanged on its policy over the sea.
When asked about China’s reply to his message, Carter said that ‘it would be known soon through other means’ – indicating of UN sanctions against China.