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Foreign Ministry Resolutely Opposes Foreign Military Vessels & Aircraft Affecting China’s Security

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang reiterated on the 15th that China firmly opposes any foreign military vessels and aircraft engaging in activities affecting its security interests in the Yellow Sea and other Chinese coastal waters. In response to a reporter’s hypothetic question, "If the US-ROK hold military exercises in July, will China and the DPRK plan to hold military exercises in the western waters of the Korean Peninsula?" Qin said it was a typical Cold War mentality to divide the Northeast Asia and Asia-Pacific regions into different military alliances, and to view the region’s security issues with a Cold War style confrontation perspective. “Times have changed now. No single country or single military alliance can resolve the issue of regional security and stability.” 

Source: Xinhua, July 15, 2010