torsdag 7. juli 2016

China issues warning to US ahead of South China Sea ruling

China’s foreign minister has spoken with US secretary of state John Kerry by telephone ahead of a key international court ruling on China’s South China Seaclaims and warned Washington against moves that infringe on China’s sovereignty, Beijing’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Xinhua said Wang Yi repeated China’s rejection of the jurisdiction of the International Court of Arbitration in a case the Philippines has brought against China’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea, calling it a “farce” that should come to an end. The court, based in The Hague, is due to give its ruling on Tuesday, raising fears of confrontation in the region. Read more