US move in S.China Sea ‘its own will’

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

The Philip­pine for­eign min­is­ter on Fri­day said any fu­ture ac­tion by the US to drive China from its ar­ti­fi­cial is­lands in the South China Sea would be its own pre­rog­a­tive, and in its own na­tional in­ter­ests.

For­eign Sec­re­tary Per­fecto Yasay was re­spond­ing to a ques­tion about com­ments by US Sec­re­tary of State nom­i­nee Rex Tiller­son, who said China should be de­nied ac­cess to the is­lands it has built in dis­puted ter­ri­tory.

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