China tests Biden with South China Sea tactic that misled Obama

China tests Biden with South China Sea tactic that misled Obama

The Straits Times - Asia·2021-04-06 09:01

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed reef in the South China Sea.

The vessels - initially numbering in the hundreds - were simply "taking shelter from the wind" and the Philippines should view the situation in a "rational light," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on March 22 when the news first broke.

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