China hits at US 'provocations', says doesn't fear 'trouble'

China's South Sea Fleet takes part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on May 5, 2016China on Sunday hit out at US “provocations” and said it does not fear “trouble” over its territorial disputes with neighbours in the South China Sea. “The South China Sea issue has become overheated because of the provocations of certain countries for their own selfish interests,” Admiral Sun Jianguo told a security summit in Singapore. Sun spoke one day after US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned that Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt unspecified “actions” by the United States and other nations.

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