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Tillerson says US must deny China access to disputed isles

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 05:50

Mr Tillerson also said he would stand by US defence treaties with Japan and South Korea.


PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state said China must be denied access to artificial islands built in the South China Sea, a move that would raise the risk of conflict between the world's biggest economies.

Hours into a confirmation hearing with the

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