8/26/2021, 9:37 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US 'direct driver' of turmoil in South China Sea - Beijing

China's Defense Ministry blasted the United States on Thursday claiming that Washington is the "direct driver" of tensions in the South China Sea.

The ministry's spokesperson, Tan Kefei, addressed the press, describing the US actions in the disputed region as "flaunting of power."

Earlier this week, US Vice President Kamala Harris criticized Beijing over "coercion" and "intimidation" that China allegedly uses in the region.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / BU