South China sea: America looks at the territorial claims of China as illegal

The United States has rejected territorial claims by China in the South China sea as illegal. "Beijing's claims to Offshore resources in a large part of the S

South China sea: America looks at the territorial claims of China as illegal

The United States has rejected territorial claims by China in the South China sea as illegal. "Beijing's claims to Offshore resources in a large part of the South China sea are completely illegal," said foreign Minister Mike Pompeo on Monday. The same applies to China's "bullying campaign" to gain control over the territories. Beijing reacted enraged to the allegations, and accused Washington, in turn, to the regional peace in South-East Asia, "" sabotage.

China delivers a number of States around the South China sea territorial disputes. The United States did well in a number of areas, explicitly, behind countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Every action of China, fisheries activities or the development of natural gas and oil reserves of these countries in the areas concerned, to hinder, would be illegal, said Pompeo.

Beijing called the accusations of the United States on Tuesday "completely unjustified". The Chinese Embassy in Washington urged the United States to respect the "efforts of the regional powers for peace and stability in the South China sea" and "to stop Attempts to disrupt the regional peace and stability, or to sabotage". The United States sought "to sow discord" between China and the other littoral States of the South China sea, it said in the Embassy statement.

The growing influence of China in the Region of concern to many coastal States, but also Western countries, a great deal of Worry. Heightened tensions, there was also between China and the neighboring country of India. Washington has, meanwhile, intensified in the last months of his course against Beijing, among other things, in the dispute on the Coronavirus pandemic, and the autonomy of the Chinese special administrative zone Hong Kong.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 08:19

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