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Forbes: Chinese SAMs on Woody Island Show Beijing's Destabilizing Intentions
Washington, D.C., February 17, 2016
Contact: Alex Gray 2022256365

Washington, D.C. –Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, released the following statement on China's deployment of Surface-to-Air missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea:


“Reports that China has deployed HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea reminds the international community of the hollowness of Beijing's words. At the very time China is pronouncing its commitment to regional stability at an internationalconferencein California, the deployment of these weapons on a disputed island should further dispel any confusion about China's determination to play a destabilizing role in the region. The United States and its partners must continue to steadfastly uphold freedom of navigation and overflight and the rule of law even while Beijing seeks to escalate an already tense regional security environment.”

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