9/27, 7:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Xi broke promises about South China Sea - US

United States Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Sunday that China is trying to "assert control over waters" in the South China Sea "to which Beijing has no lawful maritime claim."

Beijing "pursued a reckless and provocative militarization" of Chinese outposts in the area despite its President Xi Jinping saying that it would not take such action during a visit to Washington five years ago, she claimed in a statement.

"The United States will continue to stand with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in resisting China's coercive efforts to establish dominion over the South China Sea," Ortagus concluded.

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