The comments were made as President Donald Trump's relationship with China deteriorates.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the country "will continue to take necessary measures to safeguard our national sovereignty and security."
Some 5,000 feet beneath the surface of the sea lies a world of weird and wonderful species.
Chinese Senior Colonel Dai Xu said "we won't allow U.S. warships to create disturbance" and "should be ready to take over Taiwan."
An estimated 70% of land animals and 96% of sea creatures were wiped out in Earth's biggest mass extinction.
Thirteen dead sea lions have washed up along the coast since September.
"There is only one thing I still hope for in my 50 years of military service: the reunification of the motherland," Chinese Lieutenant General He Lei said.
The remarks come after Chinese President Xi Jinping told his forces to "concentrate on preparing for war."
At least 17 people were killed—some of whom were children under the age of 14.
Despite their recent differences, China and North Korea are united in their opposition to U.S.-backed Japan's recent military actions.
Republican lawmakers in North Carolina rejected a plan that could have mitigated the problems caused by Hurricane Florence, one scientist says.
Guided-missile destroyers, cruisers and submarines were among the ships that set sail out in the Atlantic.
Hisateru Soejima, 53, was trying to take photos when he slipped into the sea.
Sea lice are not actually lice; they are the larvae of jellyfish and sea anemones.
150 tons of dead fish have been collected in Manatee County over the last two weeks.
China wants to join Southeast Asian countries for regular war games that don't include the U.S., according to a draft document seen by the AFP.
Buyan-M-class missile corvette Vyshny Volochyok was officially made part of the Black Sea Fleet and is headed off for global military drills.
The Chinese Defense Ministry said "it is impossible to shake China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests."