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Pompeo says Beijing claims in South China Sea 'unlawful'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the United States would treat Beijing's pursuit of resources in the dispute-rife South China Sea to be illegal, ramping up pressure.

[WASHINGTON] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the United States would treat Beijing's pursuit of resources in the dispute-rife South China Sea to be illegal, ramping up pressure.

"We are making clear: Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them," Mr Pompeo said in a statement.

AFP

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