01 Oct '16, 10am

Chinese military adviser says Singapore should 'pay the price' in South China Sea spat

Chinese military adviser says Singapore should 'pay the price' in South China Sea spat

Beijing should make Singapore "pay the price for seriously damaging China's interests" with retaliations and sanctions, an influential Chinese military advisor has said. Professor Jin Yinan, of the Public Liberation Army's National Defence University, made the remarks on Chinese-state radio on Thursday (29 September), reported the South China Morning Post . The statement is the latest offensive in an on-going war of words over the South China Sea dispute after the Global Times, a Chinese newspaper, reported that Singapore endorsed the Philippines' case to bring international arbitration against China. Speaking on China National Radio, the SCMP reported that Yinan said: "It's inevitable for China to strike back at Singapore, and not just on the public opinion front. "Since Singapore has gone thus far, we have got to do something, be it retaliation or sanction. We must expre...

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