US General Joseph F Dunford Jnr, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attending a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. Photo: Getty Images, via AFP

Top US military official says Beijing achieving immediate South China Sea goals, but further moves should be challenged

  • General Joseph F Dunford Jnr, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns that any future expansion in the area must be checked with a collective response
  • US-China military communication must be improved, he said
Topic |   South China Sea

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US General Joseph F Dunford Jnr, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attending a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. Photo: Getty Images, via AFP
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Ships from four nations – the Philippines, US, Japan and India – sail together in the South China Sea during a training exercise on May 9. Photo: Handout

US Senate bill proposes sanctions for involvement in ‘illegal’ activities in South and East China seas

  • ‘This legislation reiterates America’s commitment to … holding the Chinese government accountable for bullying and coercing other nations in the region’
  • The act would allow the seizure of US-based assets of those developing projects in areas contested by Asean members
Topic |   South China Sea

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Ships from four nations – the Philippines, US, Japan and India – sail together in the South China Sea during a training exercise on May 9. Photo: Handout
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