08 July 2017

News Story: China opposes use of freedom of navigation to harm its sovereignty

BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- China firmly opposes any individual country using freedom of navigation and overflight as an excuse to harm its sovereignty and security, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Responding to a report that two U.S. bombers flew over the South China Sea, Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing that China respects freedom of navigation and overflight in the East China Sea and South China Sea in accordance with international law.

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