A spokesperson for the Chinese military said Friday it firmly opposes U.S. military officers' remarks hyping up the so-called "China threat" at the Senate armed services committee's 2020 fiscal year defense budget hearing.
Naval and air forces of PLA Southern Theater Command conducted whole-process monitoring of a US warship that had trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands without permission, and warned it to leave.
China on Thursday asserted its sovereignty over the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea citing historical evidence of thousands of years and stressing that any disagreements over the issue should be handled through negotiations.
China firmly opposes official contact and military connection of any forms between the United States and Taiwan and urges the U.S. side to correct its wrong practices and prudently handle Taiwan-related issues.
A spokesman for the Chinese mainland said a military drill by Chinese bombers and warships around Taiwan on Monday was routine and slammed the island's administration for misleading the Taiwan people and hyping tensions.
"China opposes the interference in Venezuela's internal affairs by external forces, opposes military intervention in Venezuela and opposes the use of the so-called humanitarian issue to achieve political aims," said Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, told the Security Council.