US Rejects China Maritime Claims, Calls for ASEAN Action on BurmaEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

HANOI—The United States rejects the Chinese regime’s “unlawful” maritime claims in the South China Sea and stands with Southeast Asian countries facing Chinese “coercion”, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. The Chinese regime rejected Blinken’s comments, which he made in an address in a video conference with foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN), as irresponsible and aimed at provoking discord. Blinken also said the United States had “deep concerns” about the situation in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and urged the group to take action to end violence and restore democracy there. The meeting with the 10-member bloc, which includes Burma, is the first since the Biden administration took office in January and comes amid concerns among diplomats and others that Washington has not been paying sufficient attention to a region that is crucial to its strategy to counter an increasingly aggressive Chinese regime. ASEAN …Read More

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