In this file photo, the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation in the South China Sea, July 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
In this file photo, the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation in the South China Sea, July 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)

South China Sea: beware of US ‘sabotage’, Beijing warns Southeast Asia

  • Diplomatic spats in the Philippines and Myanmar show the two superpowers are jostling for influence in the region as ties deteriorate, experts say
  • US diplomats raise eyebrows with use of the term ‘West Philippines Sea’ and for warning Myanmar of Chinese ‘exploitation’

In this file photo, the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation in the South China Sea, July 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
In this file photo, the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation in the South China Sea, July 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
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