US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters aboard a military plane its route to Hawaii on Wednesday. Mattis vowed the US would continue confronting China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

US will keep confronting Beijing in the South China Sea, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis vows

Mattis said that the US is the only country to “take active steps” to rebuff China, but that it would continue in order to maintain freedom of navigation in the waters

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters aboard a military plane its route to Hawaii on Wednesday. Mattis vowed the US would continue confronting China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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