Donald Trump’s national security adviser calls Beijing’s South China Sea claims ‘ridiculous’

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“ridiculous” and announced upcoming meetings with his counterparts in Japan, India and Australia to strengthen defence partnerships in the region.US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser called Beijing’s claims in theSouth China Sea
Robert O’Brien said China’s claim to nearly the entire ocean that Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries claim part of has been “rejected by all major countries, all seafaring countries”, in an online discussion with Paula Dobriansky, vice chair of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Centre for Strategy and Security.
by a tribunal at The Hague, which determined China had no “historic rights” over the sea.“It’s been rejected by [a tribunal for] the Law of the Sea, and now China’s engaged in military exercises in these waters that are, that they consider domestic, and which are by no stretch of the imagination domestic,” he said, referring to a2016 ruling

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