Newspaper warns Beijing prepare for military confrontation

CHINESE state-run newspaper The Global Times has published an editorial calling on Beijing to prepare for military confrontation in the South China Sea.

It comes ahead of a July 12 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands on challenges to China's claims in the disputed sea.

Beijing says it will not respect the court's ruling.

The editorial accused the US of "flexing its muscles" around the South China Sea.

"It awaits China's obedience," it said, adding China should speed up the development of its military deterrence to give the US "a bloody nose" if it intervened in the dispute by force.



Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

The Coffs Coast Advocate lists the people effecting change

STUNNING VIEW: Highway's biggest bridge ahead of schedule

premium_icon STUNNING VIEW: Highway's biggest bridge ahead of schedule

Bridge builder admires view from new engineering feat 50 years on

Police crackdown on shoplifters across Coffs Coast

Police crackdown on shoplifters across Coffs Coast

Shoplifters targeted at various shopping centres.

Local Partners