A US surveillance plane flies past the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier during a drill in the South China Sea earlier this month. Photo: EPAA US surveillance plane flies past the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier during a drill in the South China Sea earlier this month. Photo: EPA
A US surveillance plane flies past the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier during a drill in the South China Sea earlier this month. Photo: EPA
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Ding Duo

Washington’s double standards clear as it wades into South China Sea dispute

  • The US is not a party to territorial disputes in the region, nor has it ratified the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Instead, by supporting claimant states, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is opening up a new battlefront between Washington and Beijing

A US surveillance plane flies past the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier during a drill in the South China Sea earlier this month. Photo: EPAA US surveillance plane flies past the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier during a drill in the South China Sea earlier this month. Photo: EPA
A US surveillance plane flies past the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier during a drill in the South China Sea earlier this month. Photo: EPA
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