Beijing sent highly developed surface-to-air missiles to a disputed island that what tempted United States to invites China on negotiations table to talk about militarization of the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry described on Wednesday.
The Defense Ministry of Taiwan told the Chinese military had been deployed the missile batteries on Woody Island in the Paracels chain, where China has its complete hold for decades, though control for these locations was also claimed to be by Vietnam and Taiwan.
However, apparent deployment of the missiles by the Beijing has also been confirmed by United States defense official, first time reported on Fox News.
If previous reports are to be China has been increasing its militarization which makes sense the clash is on its way, Kerry said during addressing to reporters.
US Secretary of State added that they are confident for successful negotiations with Chinese authorities as well in coming hours also will have more very serious conversation about the issue.
Nevertheless, United States believes there is no territory in the South China Sea but despite it, is showing serious concerns over the China’s advancing to pursuit of territorial claims there could affect the crucial global trade ways that pass through it.
On the other hand, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addressed reporters where explained limited China has arranged necessary self-defense facilities on islands as well deployed personnel to tackle the expected risks.
While the Defense Ministry of China described news reporters that the latest accounts about missile deployment were nothing but these have means a lot. Nonetheless, China claims most of the South China Sea, while other nations such as Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Taiwan are its rivals in this issue.