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US warns China on force at sea, again rejects claims

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US warns China on force at sea, again rejects claims

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Friday warned China against the use of force in disputed waters as it reaffirmed its view that Beijing’s assertive campaign in the South China Sea is illegal. The State Department voiced “concern” about new legislation enacted by China that authorizes its coast guard to use weapons against foreign ships that Beijing considers to be unlawfully entering its waters. The text “strongly implies this law can […]