A senior Chinese officer state the visiting head of the Australian Defence Force that China wants Australia should take care while talking on the South China Sea.
Australia has been formally blame from China to support US and running observation flight over South China Sea and supporting U.S. for navigation exercise.
However, Australia has not conducted an independent freedom of navigation voyage of its own.
On Wednesday, China’s Defence Ministry said in meeting Fan Changlong Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission told to Mark Binskin, Australia’s Air Chief Marshal China is wishing to build a healthy bilateral ties.
The ministry rephrase, “Australia should speak and act carefully on the issue of South China Sea, China wishes.” Rather than giving any details.
China claims to almost entire South China Sea where about $5 trillion sea- carried trade passes annually. Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan also claim on sea, which is expected to be rich deposits of oil and gas.
China is worried about U.S. freedom of navigation watch over the South China Sea, further China is constructing a artificial islands consisting of new airstrips has worked up around the region.
China asserts that it constructing many things in the South China Sea will easily impact the international community consisting of civilian maritime navigation.
China claim on the almost entire South China Sea, where sea carriage trade does a business of $5 trillion in a year. Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei also claims on the sea are believe to be rich in energy resources and fish stocks.
An arbitration court in The Hague said to China in July what else claim were done are invalid, when case brought to the Philippines and Beijing rejected to recognize the ruling.
Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister talks on the South China Sea with Chinese President Xi Jinping last month and told the importance of fulfilling with international law.