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US rejects China's claims in South China Sea drawing Beijing ire

US rejects China's claims in South China Sea drawing Beijing ire
Tuesday 14
4:30 2020

The United States on Monday rejected China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, drawing an angry response from Beijing, which claimed Washington was trying to inflame tensions in the disputed waters. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the there was no legal basis for China's claims on the sea and it accused Beijing of using intimindatory tactics against other claimant states. "We are making clear: Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are competely unlawful, as its campaign of bullying to control them," Pompeo said in a statement. "The world will not allow ...

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Summary: China accuses US of 'inciting confrontation' after Washington rejected expansive claims in disputed sea for first time.

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