China is not militarizing South China Sea: premier

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 23, 2017 8:56 PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China is not militarizing the South China Sea, the country's Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

China has drawn international criticism for large-scale building in the disputed South China Sea, although Li told reporters in Australia the development was for civilian purposes only.

(Reporting by Colin Packham)