11 iulie 2018

China lodges protests at New Zealand’s comments on future South China Sea strategy


The Chinese government has lodged diplomatic representations to protest comments made in a new defence strategy paper released by New Zealand The New Zealand Defence Ministry released the country’s defence policy statement for 2018 on 6 July. The document, which outlines Wellington’s strategic priorities in the coming years, referred to China as a country that has “expanded its military and coastguard presence in disputed areas of maritime Asia”. The paper also made multiple references to [...]