Beijing Calls US Biggest Threat to South China Sea Security as Blinken Accuses PRC of ‘Bullying’

China and other nations with maritime claims in the South China Sea began negotiations on a code of conduct for the region in the early 2000s. In 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton classified the body of water as a matter of ‘US national interest’ and voiced military and diplomatic support for local nations in their claims against Beijing.

Beijing Calls US Biggest Threat to South China Sea Security as Blinken Accuses PRC of ‘Bullying’
China and other nations with maritime claims in the South China Sea began negotiations on a code of conduct for the region in the early 2000s. In 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton classified the body of water as a matter of ‘US national interest’ and voiced military and diplomatic support for local nations in their claims against Beijing.