The U.S. Department of Defense has, after five years, made a decision to rescind an invitation for the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) to participate in the U.S. -led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises this year.
In a brief statement, China's Defence Ministry said the United States had "ignored the facts and hyped up the so-called "militarization" of the South China Sea" and used it as an excuse to disinvite China.
Visiting Washington, China's foreign minister condemned the USA move calling it "very unconstructive" and "unhelpful". -China relations. Washington and Beijing are engaged in negotiations aimed at averting a trade war.
In 2016, navies from 26 nations participated in the exercise.
China has not yet publicly responded to its expulsion from RIMPAC. -China military ties, despite tensions over Beijing's construction of man-made islands in the South China Sea, some of which have been militarized.
China has been lodging territorial claims in the South China Sea, a strategic maritime route that for a long time has been an apple of discord between Beijing and Southeast Asian countries.
The news of the explosion comes at a time when China is stepping up militarization of disputed islands in global waters and chased out 10 fishing boats of foreign origin. "China's response will be to adjust its information warfare, but China's strategy will remain on course, unperturbed by US actions thus far", he said.
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The Pentagon's withdrawal of an invitation for China to take part in a multinational naval drill in the Pacific this summer has put military trust between the two sides under greater strain, analysts say.
Pentagon spokesman Marine Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan accused China Wednesday of deploying "anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, and electronic jammers" in a contested set of islands and islets known as the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Logan described China's activities as a "violation of the promise that [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] made to the United States and the world". China's air force recently announced it landed nuclear-capable bombers on one of the islands.
China claims virtually the entire South China Sea, despite overlapping claims by Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Subi Reef, located some 1,200km (750 miles) from China's coast, now has almost 400 individual buildings - far more than the other Chinese islands according to private sector data, Reuters reported on Thursday.
On the militarisation in the South China Sea, Wang said, "China is only building civilian and some necessary defense facilities on its own islands". -China military-to-military contacts, which are both broad and deep without the PLAN's participation in the multilateral exercise.
"We were determined to persuade them to leave and chase them away from the area", Chiem said.
Artificial islands in the South China Sea and China's military operations in the region continue to cause tension between the U.S. China and regional countries.