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Beijing, Washington drawing red lines over South China Sea

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier and other vessels during a drill in the South China Sea. Mr Trump's aides have said that he plans a major naval build-up in East Asia to counter China's rise.


CHINA said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signalled a sharp...

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