A satellite image from March 2021 shows Chinese vessels anchored at the disputed Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Maxar Technologies/AFP
A satellite image from March 2021 shows Chinese vessels anchored at the disputed Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Maxar Technologies/AFP

New US report dismisses Beijing’s claim to South China Sea ‘historical rights’

  • State Department’s report builds on years of previous warnings about China’s territorial claims in the resource-rich waters
  • China’s assertions ‘gravely undermine the rule of law in the oceans’, the US says

Topic |   US-China relations
A satellite image from March 2021 shows Chinese vessels anchored at the disputed Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Maxar Technologies/AFP
A satellite image from March 2021 shows Chinese vessels anchored at the disputed Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Maxar Technologies/AFP
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