Britain: no intention to follow the United States in the South China Sea cruise, do not want to provoke China

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Britain: no intention to follow the United States in the South China Sea cruise, do not want to provoke China

2017-10-12 19:18:01 33 ℃

Original title: Britain: do not intend to follow the U.S. cruise in the South China Sea, do not want to provoke China

Michael Fallon, British defence secretary, spoke at the 2017 annual meeting of the Conservative Party in Manchester, England, on October 3rd. Xinhua News Agency reporters Han Yan and she

Reference News Network reported on October 12th, Australian media said, the British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that Britain did not plan to carry out the "freedom of navigation" exercise in the South China sea.

According to the Australian "time" reported on October 11th, held in Manchester, the conservative session of the meeting, the media asked whether Britain will carry out "freedom of navigation" action". Fallon said, the British Typhoon fighter over the South China Sea over the last year, and may do so, but not to exercise, because it is a direct threat to the China.

Fallon said: "we will exercise our right of navigation, the Americans have been on the disputed islands exercises, we do not, we have no such plans."

Reported that between 2015 and 2016, the Obama administration in the South China Sea has repeatedly called the "freedom of navigation" action". And after Trump came to power, the United States has three into the South China sea. Like Britain, Australia did not develop what was known as freedom of navigation".

Gerrard, a former Tory MP, said Britain was reluctant to join the United States, the only country in the South China Sea that called "freedom of navigation", because Britain wanted to encourage investment and trade in china. (compile \/ Wang Tianliao)

Editor: Wang Haocheng