BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has conducted a combat air patrol in the South China Sea recently, which will become "a regular practice" in the future, said a military spokesperson on Monday.
The PLA sent H-6K bombers and other aircraft including fighters, scouts and tankers to patrol islands and reefs including Huangyan Dao, said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the PLA Air Force.
NEW YORK, July 8 (Xinhua) -- An atlas published in 1994 by a renowned U.S. map publisher clearly illustrated that Huangyan Dao and other key islands involved in the South China Sea dispute are part of China's territory.
The 1994 revised edition of the Illustrated Atlas of The World, published by the Chicago-based Rand McNally, clearly shows that Huangyan Dao, Nansha Islands and Xisha Islands fall under China's jurisdiction, Chia-Chi Tsui, a retired Chinese-American professor, told Xinhua on Friday. Full story
WASHINGTON, June 1 (Xinhua) -- The China-U.S. relations are too important that they should not be allowed to be hijacked by the South China Sea issue, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said Wednesday.
In an opinion piece published on bloomberg.com, Cui pointed out that China and the U.S. share important interests, and they "have significant potential for cooperation." Full story