Chinese Defense Ministry rejects Australian media report on building military base in Vanuatu

China Military Online
Li Jiayao
Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC)

BEIJING, April 10, (ChinaMil) -- The Australian media report completely did not accord with the facts, said Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense, in a written statement on Tuesday.

Ren Guoqiang made the remarks in response to a media report given by Australia’s Fairfax Media earlier on Tuesday that China was negotiating with Vanuatu to establish a military base in the Pacific nation.

"Australian media report does not tally with the facts," said Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang.


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