U.S. told to steer clear of China sea islands, says no
China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea during talks Friday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month.
The U.S. pushed back, insisting it will continue to
“fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows.”
“The United States is not pursuing a policy of Cold War containment with China,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters following the U.s.-china Diplomatic and Security Dialogue. “Rather we want to ensure that China acts responsibly and fairly in support of security and prosperity of each of our two countries.”