Journal : MInistry of Foreign Affairs Press Briefing Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference on December 21, 2018

Q: There was a report that the Vietnamese military has reportedly found a Chinese torpedo in relevant waters. Some thought that it may be strayed or something like this. Do you have more details?

A: I saw a brief news release issued by the Chinese Defense Ministry saying that they noted the news that “a Vietnamese fisherman in Phu Yen caught a Chinese torpedo”. In early December, the Chinese navy lost a torpedo near the waters east of the Hainan Island while conducting drills, and it could have drifted to waters near Vietnam by currents. The torpedo is just a regular training dummy and not aimed at any target.

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