Chinese Ministry of National Defense in 2008, 12 Ri Yue 23 (Xingqi Er) 10:00 News Service Bureau in the Department of Defense Office press release held a news conference, deputy chief of staff of Navy Rear Admiral Xiao New Year, the General Staff Operations Bureau of Naval Operations Navy chief Colonel Malu Ping, spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, the Department of Defense News Service snow Huang Ping, deputy director of the People's Liberation Army Navy Senior Colonel introduced to the Gulf of Aden, Somalia waters of the task of escorting the implementation of the situation and answering a reporter's question.
U.S. National Public Radio reporter: My question is about the rules of war, because you are the implementation of the escort mission, to allow you to see the warship hit by pirates, or they opened fire only after you at war? UN Security Council to allow foreign ships to land in the conduct of the fight against piracy, Chinese warships have been granted this authority?
Xiao XIN Nian: the sea, the situation more complicated, can be roughly divided into three types: the first case, we find that the suspicious ships at sea, it has its own characteristics, we will first send a helicopter reconnaissance, and then send another ship near. The second situation, the implementation of the pirates are looting, and we also with the means to carry out stop, the captain under the circumstances, we will make the right direction. The third, we were attacked by pirates of the initiative, we will resolutely self-defense to protect our security. This is more or less in three of warfare. Malu Ping: I add that we are the main naval escort operations, generally do not enter the territorial waters of other countries to implement to combat piracy.