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US says Beijing's claims in South China Sea are ‘completely unlawful' and condemns China for ‘bullying' other countries

21 days ago   |   By RT

Washington has just escalated tensions with Beijing by formally rejecting Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea on behalf of its allies in the region, just days after two US aircraft carriers sailed through the area.
“Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, outlining the official US position.
According to Pompeo, China has offered “no coherent legal basis” for its “Nine-Dashed Line ” claim in the South China Sea. Beijing...
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The US is officially rejecting Beijing's disputed claims to most of the South China Sea and its 'predatory' moves to impose them

The US is officially rejecting Beijing's disputed claims to most of the South China Sea and its 'predatory' moves to impose them

21 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The US is aligning its South China Sea policy with a 2016 arbitration tribunal ruling and officially rejecting many of China's sweeping claims to the strategic waterway.
Calling out China for intimidation and coercion in the South China Sea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that "the PRC's predatory world view has no place in the 21st century."
China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei all have overlapping claims to the strategic South China Sea, but Beijing's claims are by far the largest, encompassing most of the waterway.
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