BEIJING: Prospective US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said yesterday, warning Donald Trump’s nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words.
The comments came after the former ExxonMobil CEO told US senators that he would seek to deny Beijing access to the artificial islands they have been building in the South China Sea.
China’s actions in the region are comparable to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, he said, a comment that did not sit well with the nuclear-armed Asian giant.
If Tillerson acted on his threats, Chinese state-owned China Daily …read more
Source: The Borneo Post