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US Says More Military Transparency Needed in South China Sea

NYT logo 1aQINGDAO, China — The response from Beijing and others to an arbitration panel’s ruling invalidating China’s vast South China Sea maritime claims has brought no surprises, but much more military transparency is needed to reduce tensions in the region, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

Adm. Scott Swift also criticized China-Russia joint naval exercises planned next month in the South China Sea, saying the choice of location was not conducive to “increasing the stability within the region.” He also said any…

Source: US Says More Military Transparency Needed in South China Sea – The New York Times

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