Bill introduced to deter China in South China, East China Seas

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WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Party Senator Ben Cardin on Thursday (May 23) formally reintroduced the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act, that would 'impose sanctions against Chinese individuals and entities that participate in Beijing's illegitimate activities to aggressively assert its expansive maritime and territorial claims in these disputed regions.'. Read more at straitstimes.com.

WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Party Senator Ben Cardin on Thursday formally reintroduced the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act, that would"impose sanctions against Chinese individuals and entities that participate in Beijing's illegitimate activities to aggressively assert its expansive maritime and territorial claims in these disputed regions.

In the South China Sea, China has reclaimed and built on large areas of land, converting low lying rock and coral formations to habitable islands, and in some cases deploying military assets. "I hope we can deter China from establishing baselines and an ADIZ ," she added."That is what this bill aims to do. I guess better late than never, but is too little too late?"

The statement quoted Senator Cardin saying :"China has been bully in both the South and East China Seas, encroaching on and intimidating its neighbors. Such aggressive behavior cannot go on unchecked."

 

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