In a major development, China has denied entry to a German Warship, saying that it would not allow a harbour to the ship
The Warship is on a six-month-long mission and had set sail from Germany last month
Chinese foreign ministry has stated that "China attaches great importance to the development of an all-round strategic partnership between China and Germany, including cooperation between the two militaries,"
Further german navy stated that it would use common trade routes
China's claim to the South China Sea is contested by Brunei, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam