US security advisor criticises China’s acts in East Sea

US national security advisor John Bolton on Tuesday accused China of using bullying tactics in the increasingly tense waters of the East Sea.

Bolton said China's recent escalation of efforts to intimidate others out of developing resources in the East Sea is raising concern. He underscored that the US stands firmly with those who oppose coercive behavior and bullying tactics which threaten regional peace and security.

On July 20, spokeswoman of the US Department of State Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that China's reclamation and militarisation of disputed outposts in the East Sea, along with other efforts to assert its unlawful East Sea maritime claims, including the use of maritime militia to intimidate, coerce and threaten other nations, undermine the peace and security of the region. These acts by China are interfering in oil and gas activities in the East Sea, including Vietnam's long-standing exploration and production activities, she stated.

Source: VOV5