A Pentagon official speaking to United States media said that "The further militarization of outposts will only serve to raise tensions and create greater distrust among claimants", reports CNBC.
The Chinese army installed anti-ship and air-to-air defences on outposts also claimed by Vietnam and the Philippines over the last 30 days, U.S. network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to U.S. intelligence.
Construction of an airstrip is shown on Fiery Cross, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea in this March 9, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to Reuters on March 27, 2017.
"Any action to militarise unilaterally features in the South China Sea would go against that responsibility and that role".
Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Thursday emphasized the importance of American ship visitations in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region, following concerns about continuous militarization in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea).
"China's activities in the South China Sea is to uphold our sovereignty and territorial integrity".
She said the administration has brought its concerns "directly" to the Chinese government, and also stated that China will face "near term and long term consequences" for the missile installations. "All we can do is manage it", Koh said. Last year China had built missile shelters on the reefs.
Earlier media reported about the plans of China to open a new military base overseas, like "Bagnet".
Pentagon security chiefs has been grappling with lasers being pointed at aircraft for decades but the recent incidents highlight U.S. concerns about a Chinese military base just miles from a critical USA base in the east African state.
While the US routinely conducts maritime training drills in the South China Sea, military presence in the region is regularly contested. "The only thing lacking are the deployed forces", said Davidson.
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However, she struck a note of caution saying, " Freedom of the press , like any other freedom, is never completely secure". On World Press Day, South Africa ranks third among Africa nations on the media freedom barometer.
Last week Trump issued a veiled threat against nations that may align in voting blocs against the North American bid. The North American bid boasts large stadiums and excellent infrastructure but is no certainty to win the June vote.
On the price front, input price inflation softened in April, while firms raised their selling prices at an accelerated pace. All of the nations covered registered an increase in charges, with the steepest seen in Germany and the weakest in Greece.
Nunez-Roches was the Chiefs' sixth-round pick in 2015 and at one point was waived by the club early in his career. The 30-year-old Maxwell was selected by the Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Clemson.
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Curbing terrorism: Both India and China identified terrorism as a major problem and as such, chose to work together to combat it. They also had tea after the walk. "They should regard each other as an active factor in the change of world power", Xi said.
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