Subi Reef in the South China Sea, where Beijing has recently added a research facility to its military base. Photo: AFP

US accuses Beijing of using coronavirus as cover for South China Sea activity

  • Following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat, Washington calls on Beijing to ‘stop exploiting’ the pandemic to pursue its claims in the region
  • State department spokesman says US is ‘seriously concerned’ by reports of the incident
Topic |   South China Sea
Subi Reef in the South China Sea, where Beijing has recently added a research facility to its military base. Photo: AFP
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