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US slams China over missile tests in South China Sea

The United States Defense Department slammed China on Wednesday for carrying out missile tests in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

"Of course the Pentagon was aware of the Chinese missile launch from the man-made structures in the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands," Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn told CNBC. "What’s truly disturbing about this act is that it’s in direct contradiction to President Xi’s statement in the Rose Garden in 2015 when he pledged to the US, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world, that he would not militarize those man-made outposts," he added.

Earlier this week, US media reported that the Chinese military conducted a series of anti-ship ballistic missile tests in the South China Sea.

Breaking the News / NP