China Says It Will Safeguard Sovereignty, After U.S. Flight Over South China Sea (But China has no legal sovereignty in the South China Sea)

BEIJING — China’s Defence Ministry said on Friday the military will resolutely safeguard the country’s sovereignty and security, after two U.S bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea.

The comments were made in a short statement sent to Reuters.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Peace and Freedom Note: The international arbitration court in the Hague ruled that China had no Sovereignty over the islands it built itself in international waters –– illegally.

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The international arbitration court in the Hague said on July 12, 2016, that China’s “nine dash line” was not recognized under international law — making the Vietnamese and Philippine claims on South China Sea islands valid and lawful.

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China’s coast guard monitors and regulated fishing in the South China Sea — which is not allowed under international law

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