Chinese soldiers on Woody Island, part of the Paracel chain, which is also claimed by Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

Beijing hits back at US Senate proposal for South China Sea sanctions saying it ‘violates norms of international law’

  • China says it is ‘within its sovereign rights’ to build on disputed territory after bipartisan group moves to sanction those involved in the construction
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Chinese soldiers on Woody Island, part of the Paracel chain, which is also claimed by Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.