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What's behind rising tensions in the South China Sea?

Reuters

16 Jul 2020, 12:58 pm

Updated 2 months ago

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The United States this week hardened its position on the South China Sea, where it has accused China of attempting to build a "maritime empire" in the potentially energy-rich waters, despite regional concerns.

The rivals have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway at a time of strained relations over everything from the new coronavirus to trade to Hong Kong.

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