US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China does not respect democratic values and principles of sovereignty, quality and territorial integrity. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China does not respect democratic values and principles of sovereignty, quality and territorial integrity. Photo: AP

Asean nations should not allow themselves to be ‘bullied’ by Beijing in South China Sea, Pompeo says

  • The US lays no claim to the South China Sea but the Trump administration has recently imposed sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for Beijing’s military build-up in the area
  • US secretary of state addressed Asean conference and urged nations to reconsider business dealings with these Chinese state-owned companies

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China does not respect democratic values and principles of sovereignty, quality and territorial integrity. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China does not respect democratic values and principles of sovereignty, quality and territorial integrity. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE