November 4, 2015 / 1:45 AM / 3 years ago

China urges U.S. not to threaten its sovereignty

BEIJING (Reuters) - Last week’s U.S. naval patrol in the South China Sea threatened China’s sovereignty and security interests, and the U.S. should not take any more dangerous actions that threaten China’s sovereignty, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said.

China's Defence Minister Chang Wanquan delivers a speech as he attends the 4th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) in Moscow April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Chang made the comments to U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, China’s Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Judy Hua; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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