26 May 2017

News Story: "No-fly zone in South China Sea" a fabrication

BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The deployment of armaments on southern China's Hainan Island is within the country's sovereign right and the so-called no-fly zone is entirely fabricated by Japanese media, according to a spokesperson with the Ministry of National Defense Thursday.

Ren Guoqiang made the remarks in response to a question on a Japanese report that "China is apparently beginning to build a no-fly zone in the South China Sea," for the deployment of a HQ-9 surface-to-air missile air defense system on Hainan Island.

"I was surprised at the large scale of the fabrication," Ren said.

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