- Title: China says it is not afraid of any U.S. sanctions over South China Sea
- Date: 15th July 2020
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 15, 2020) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN, HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: "The U.S. should think carefully about its policies. But speaking about sanctions, China is not afraid. The trees yearn for tranquility, but the wind will not stop. If the U.S. wants to stir up trouble then let the storm rage with greater force." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 29th July 2020 11:14
- Keywords: China Sino-U.S. relationship South China Sea sanctions
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMX57WN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China said on Wednesday (July 15) it was not afraid of any sanctions the United States might impose over the situation in the South China Sea, and accused Washington of stirring up trouble and destabilising the region.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a briefing that Beijing hopes the U.S. will not go further down the wrong path.
The remarks came after the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia warned of possible sanctions against Chinese officials and companies involved in what Washington calls coercion in the South China Sea.
Production: Shubing Wang, Fang Nanlin)
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