China criticizes US sanctions over South China Sea buildup
America rejects China’s claim to virtually the entire waterway, portions claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and other governments.
As Trump attacks, China sees a worrying trend for its future
The tone could change if Biden is elected in November, but the underlying issues will remain.
US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea
Trump administration presented the decision as an attempt to curb China’s increasing assertiveness in the region.
ASEAN takes position vs China’s vast historical sea claims
Reaffirms that the 1982 UNCLOS is the basis for determining maritime entitlements, sovereignty, jurisdiction over maritime zones.