WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says it has disinvited China from a multinational military exercise to be held this mid year in the Pacific.
A Pentagon explanation on Wednesday said the withdrawal of the welcome for the Chinese naval force to take an interest in the Pacific Rim drills is “an underlying reaction” to what it called China’s militarization of the South China Sea.
It refered to what it called “solid proof” that China has sent against deliver rockets, surface-to-air rocket frameworks and electronic jammers to challenged territories in the Spratly Island area of the South China Sea. It approached China to evacuate these frameworks.
The Pentagon likewise refered to its protests to China’s current arrival of plane flying machine at Woody Island.
China keeps up that the South China Sea is its sovereign region.