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US reiterates call for China to stop South China Sea bullying tactics

A senior US foreign affairs official Friday urged China to withdraw all infringing ships from Vietnamese waters and cease its bullying tactics.

“China’s recent aggression in the South China Sea is a disturbing demonstration of a country openly flouting international law.

Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, China’s actions constitute a violation of Vietnamese sovereignty and its legitimate rights within its exclusive economic zone (EEZ),” Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said in a statement.

The South China Sea is known as the…

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