A Chinese navy patrol on Woody Island in the South China Sea. Photo: ReutersA Chinese navy patrol on Woody Island in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese navy patrol on Woody Island in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

‘Heightened risk’ of military conflict over South China Sea, observers warn

  • Washington has hardened its position on the strategic waterway, rejecting most of Beijing’s claims
  • China’s foreign ministry hit back, calling the US challenge ‘groundless’ and an effort to sow discord
Topic |   South China Sea
A Chinese navy patrol on Woody Island in the South China Sea. Photo: ReutersA Chinese navy patrol on Woody Island in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese navy patrol on Woody Island in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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