China will be facing world condemnation and United States sanction as it continues to militarize disputed territories in West Philippine Sea. US Senate Armed Services Committee chair Senator John McCain said Friday, May 29 that China placed mobile artillery weapons systems in a reclaimed island. The Pentagon confirmed the senator’s statement.
“It is a disturbing development and escalatory development, one which heightens our need to make the Chinese understand that their actions are in violation of international law and their actions are going to be condemned by everyone in the world,” Senator McCain said as quoted by Reuters.
“We are not going to have a conflict with China but we can take certain measures which will be a disincentive to China to continue these kinds of activities,” the senator added.
On Friday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Japan and the European Union said “we continue to observe the situation in the East and South China Sea and are concerned by any unilateral actions that change the status quo and increase tensions.”
They also urged parties in South China Sea “to refrain from unilateral actions, including the threat or use of force and coercion.”