Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday the operation had violated Chinese and worldwide law, "seriously" impairing the country's sovereignty and security as well as "endangering lives".
An angry Beijing warned off a U.S. warship after it sailed near an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea in the latest operation aimed at loosening the Asian giant's grip on the strategic waterway.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen recently after North Korea carried out two nuclear tests past year and two ICBM tests last month, prompting a strong round of United Nations sanctions.
Japan's Defense White Paper reads that Beijing has been trying to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas based on its own claims, and this has become a common concern for the region and the whole world.
Earlier Thursday, American warship USS John S. McCain sailed within a 12-mile range of Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly chain in the South China Sea, US officials told the media.
However, the US officials said that the USS John S. McCain sailed past an island in the disputed Spratly chain in the South China Sea, which is the third mission under the Trump administration. The island itself is claimed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
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"China has indisputable sovereignty of the Nansha Islands and its adjacent waters and such a move severely undermines China's sovereignty and security, and severely endangers the safety of frontline personnel of both sides", he said.
Lorenzana did mention that his office would also ask the Department of Foreign Affairs headed by Sec.
The US says it supports none of the nations' claims in the area and insists that the sea should be a neutral space available for free navigation. "We told them we are a U.S. [ship] conducting routine operations in global waters".
The US has criticised China's construction of islands and build-up of military facilities in the sea.
"The US military's provocative actions will only encourage the Chinese military to further strengthen the defence capacity building and firmly defend national sovereignty and security", said Wu. China has territorial disputes with its neighbors over the area. "This clearly shows who does not want a stable South China Sea and who is the major force driving the militarisation in these waters", Geng said.
The Philippines on Friday stressed that it has not received reports of China's recent land reclamation activities in the South China Sea prior to the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Manila.
The Joint Communiqué reflects the consensus of the ministers on issues concerning ASEAN, wherein Vietnam and the Philippines are member states.