US Defence Secretary James Mattis shakes hands with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi during his visit to Indonesia. Mattis backed the country renaming waters north of the Natuna islands in the area, a move that may irritate Chine. Photo: AFP

US may upset Beijing after it backs Indonesian claim on South China Sea near Natuna islands

China has previously objected to Indonesia’s decision to rename a section of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis shakes hands with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi during his visit to Indonesia. Mattis backed the country renaming waters north of the Natuna islands in the area, a move that may irritate Chine. Photo: AFP
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