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The Chinese embassy in Australia rejected on Friday s "unfounded accusations" against China made by the defence and foreign ministers of Australia and their U.S. counterparts after annual talks in Washington.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met Vietnam's top leaders on Wednesday, offering support in several key areas including the enhancement of its maritime security in an effort to counter Beijing's increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea.
China's pursuit of offshore resources in parts of the South China Sea is "completely unlawful", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is heading to Southeast Asia to reassure allies concerned by China’s growing military abilities as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple the region.
photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Ta | Credit: USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)
Beijing accuses US of entering its waters around islands also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan without permission.
Announcement comes after Beijing criticised the US for sending Navy ships into the strategic area.
President Joe Biden took aim at China in his first speech to Congress on Wednesday, pledging to maintain a strong U.S. military presence in the Indo-Pacific and promising to boost technological development and trade.