February 17, 2016

China Deploys Missiles to Island in South China Sea, Taiwan Says

By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: NBC News (Reuters)

China has positioned anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, Taiwan said Wednesday.

Asked about Taipei's allegation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the deployment of missiles on Chinese territory would be "legitimate and reasonable" but added that he was "not aware of the specifics" of the situation.

Read the full Reuters article on NBCNews.com.

  • Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS A...