Harris Calls Out China’s ‘Bullying’ in South China Sea During Vietnam VisitEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Vice President Kamala Harris called on Vietnam to support the United States’ efforts to confront China’s “bullying” in the South China Sea on Aug. 25, a day after she outlined the Biden administration’s foreign policy for the Indo–Pacific region in a speech in Singapore. Harris also announced a new COVID-19 vaccine donation to Vietnam, in an apparent effort to counter China’s vaccine diplomacy. “We need to find ways to pressure and raise the pressure, frankly, on Beijing to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and to challenge its bullying and excessive maritime claims,” Harris said at the start of her meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at Vietnam’s Presidential Palace in Hanoi. The United States would “maintain a strong presence in the South China Sea” to confront China, Harris added. Harris is currently on the second stop of her Asia trip, after concluding …Read More

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