China urges U.S. not to threaten its sovereignty

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 8:40 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Last week's U.S. naval patrol in the South China Sea threatened China's sovereignty and security interests, and the U.S. should not take any more dangerous actions that threaten China's sovereignty, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said.

Chang made the comments to U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, China's Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Judy Hua; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)