The Asian superpower has claimed a big a part of the South China Sea as its personal which has triggered territorial disputes. International locations together with the US have opposed China’s maritime sovereignty claims and have despatched their very own warships to the disputed waters to advertise “freedom of the seas”.
This week, the Canadian Division of Nationwide Defence mentioned HMCS Calgary sailed by the South China Sea.
The warship handed by the disputed waters on Monday and Tuesday whereas travelling from Brunei to Vietnam.
In response to a Canadian Defence official talking on the situation of anonymity, China shadowed the Canadian ship on its journey by the disputed waters.
Defence Division spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier confirmed that the warship handed close to the disputed Spratly Islands.
In a press release on Twitter, Canada’s ambassador to the Philippines Peter MacArthur mentioned: “Canada opposes current Chinese language actions within the South China Sea, together with off the coast of the Philippines, that escalate tensions and undermine regional stability and the rules-based worldwide order.”
The Philippine overseas ministry beforehand spoke out towards China’s actions within the South China Sea.
In a press release, the ministry mentioned: “The continued deployment, lingering presence and actions of Chinese language vessels infringe upon Philippine sovereignty.
“Their swarming and threatening presence creates an environment of instability.”
China denied allegations that its vessels had been a part of Beijing’s military and as a substitute described them as ‘fishing vessels’ taking shelter as a consequence of “tough sea situations.”
The Philippine overseas ministry demanded that China take away its ships from the world instantly.