"The Chinese government conducted a test flight to the airport with a civil aircraft in order to test whether or not the facilities on it meet the standards for civil aviation," China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said late Saturday.
She stressed that this activity "falls completely within
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rights for the islands and waters around them indisputable. Beijing
"The Chinese side will not accept the unfounded accusation from the Vietnamese side," Hua Chunying concluded.