A China coastguard ship seen in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone area north of the Natuna island on January 11, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via ReutersA China coastguard ship seen in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone area north of the Natuna island on January 11, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
A China coastguard ship seen in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone area north of the Natuna island on January 11, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters

Australia joins US in rejecting China’s claims in South China Sea

  • Canberra believes there is ‘no legal basis’ for Beijing’s claims to the disputed sea via its so-called nine-dash line
  • The move aligns Australia with the Trump administration, which earlier this month reversed a previous policy of not taking sides in such disputes

Topic |   Australia
A China coastguard ship seen in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone area north of the Natuna island on January 11, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via ReutersA China coastguard ship seen in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone area north of the Natuna island on January 11, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
A China coastguard ship seen in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone area north of the Natuna island on January 11, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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