“Nothing is off the table,” says David Stilwell, US assistant secretary of state for East Asia. Photo: Reuters

US could apply sanctions for ‘illegal’ South China Sea claims, senior diplomat says

  • ‘This is a language the Chinese understand – demonstrative and tangible action,’ says senior diplomat
  • The comments follow an announcement Monday that the US will take a tougher line in the contested region
Topic |   US-China trade war
“Nothing is off the table,” says David Stilwell, US assistant secretary of state for East Asia. Photo: Reuters
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