WATCH: In a press briefing on Monday, August 3, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says President Rodrigo Duterte has a 'standing order' not to be involved in maritime drills in the South China Sea. Read:
▶ China wants a seat in an international tribunal for maritime disputes. The U.S. is against it: The U.S. suggested that China shouldn't be given a seat in the tribunal because it disregards international sea laws in the South China Sea.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the ‘tide is turning’ on China, citing international support for U.S. policies, including the step-up of maritime maneuvers in the South China Sea
@SecPompeo discusses the Chinese Communist Party's national security legislation in Hong Kong, its ongoing campaign of repression against Chinese Muslims, its recent escalation of border tensions with India, and its militarization of the South China Sea.
There'll be fewer US resources at certain places, they'll be at other places as there's threat from Chinese Communist Party to India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, South China Sea. We'll make sure we are postured appropriately to counter People's Liberation Army: US Secy of State
BREAKING: China's navy has seized an unmanned, underwater U.S. Navy vehicle in international waters of South China Sea.
their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so!
Satellite images show China is continuing to build facilities on islands and reefs in the South China Sea. What can countries like the Philippines and Vietnam do to stop it?