Washington: Reiterating its strong position against China’s territorial ambitions, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the contentious South China Sea is not China’s “maritime empire” and disputes must be solved through international rules.
Mike Pompeo said, “The United States’ policy is crystal clear: The South China Sea is not China’s maritime empire. If Beijing violates international law and free nations do nothing, history shows the CCP will simply take more territory. China Sea disputes must be resolved through international law.”
He added, “Changing the Chinese Communist Party’s behavior cannot be the mission of the Chinese people alone. Free nations have work to do to defend freedom. I have faith we can do it. I have faith because we’ve done it before.”