Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through international waters while conducting routine flight operations on July 4. Photo: US Navy via EPA-EFE
Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through international waters while conducting routine flight operations on July 4. Photo: US Navy via EPA-EFE

Beijing’s claims in South China Sea ‘unlawful’, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • The US challenge comes amid heightened tensions between the two superpowers over trade, Covid-19 and human rights
  • Pompeo says the strengthening of US policy aims to halt Beijing’s use of coercion to grab resources, harass fishermen and intimidate its neighbours

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through international waters while conducting routine flight operations on July 4. Photo: US Navy via EPA-EFE
Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through international waters while conducting routine flight operations on July 4. Photo: US Navy via EPA-EFE
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