Beijing should impose sanctions and retaliate against Singapore to make the Republic “pay the price for seriously damaging China’s interests”, an influential Chinese defence adviser reportedly told state radio.
The remarks by Professor Jin Yinan, director of the strategic research institute at the PLA’s National Defence University, is the latest salvo from China in a recent war of words over the South China Sea territorial spat.
“It’s inevitable for China to strike back at Singapore, and not just on the public opinion front,” Jin was quoted as saying according to SCMP.
“Since Singapore has gone thus far, we have got to do something, be it retaliation or sanction. We must express our discontent.”