China, U.S.: Washington Raises the Stakes in the South China Sea

Apr 29, 2019 | 22:14 GMT

According to an April 28 report, Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson warned that the United States would treat China's coast guard and maritime militia the same as it does the country's navy. Richardson allegedly told the Financial Times that he made these remarks to his Chinese counterpart, Shen Jinlong, in January -- adding that the U.S. Navy will respond to "provocative acts" by Chinese maritime militias in its continued effort to "conduct routine and lawful operations" around the world....

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