A photo taken from a Philippine military aircraft of reclamation by China on Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, in May, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Beijing ‘may retaliate’ if US tries to block China’s access to South China Sea islands

Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson made incendiary comments about China at his confirmation hearing, reflecting incoming Trump administration’s ‘lack of diplomatic experience’ experts say

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A photo taken from a Philippine military aircraft of reclamation by China on Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, in May, 2015. Photo: Reuters
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