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Tillerson says China should be barred from South China Sea islands


U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing on Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China’s building of islands and putting military assets on those islands was “akin to Russia’s taking Crimea” from Ukraine.Asked whether he supported a more aggressive posture toward China, he said: “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, …read more

Source: Antigua Observer

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