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China deploys missile in disputed South China Sea, says Taiwan


Beijing, Feb 17: China has deployed surface to air missile on disputed South China Sea, media reported.

"First-hand intelligence confirms the existence of missile batteries in the region, which is hotly disputed by China and its neighbors," said a statement issued by the Taiwan's Defense Ministry.

China deploys missile in South China Sea

"The Taiwanese Defense Ministry has learned of China's deployment of surface-to-air missiles on the Woody Island in the Paracel Islands. The Republic of China military is closely monitoring further development of the situation," the statement added, reported CNN.

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The development has come at the time when President Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asia met in California on Tuesday for peaceful resolution of the region's maritime disputes.

Deployment of missile in the South China Sea will increase tension in the area. China which claims biggest part of the South China Sea, are disputed by several nations.

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