The State Department is calling on Beijing to stop its “unlawful and coercive activities” in the South China Sea, after releasing a study rejecting China’s maritime claims in the sea, which the regime continues to push.
“With the release of this latest study, the United States calls again on the PRC [People’s Republic of China] to conform its maritime claims to international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention, to comply with the decision of the arbitral tribunal in its award of July 12, 2016, in The South China Sea Arbitration,” the State Department said in a statement released on Jan. 12.
China is currently locking horns with all its South China Sea neighbors—Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Taiwan—in a territorial dispute over reefs, islands, and atolls in the region.
A 2016 international ruling already rejected the Chinese regime’s “Nine-dash line” claim to about 85 percent of the South China Sea’s …

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