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US rejects China#39;s claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

US rejects China#39;s claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

US rejects China#39;s claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years has been using intimidation against other Southeast Asian coastal states, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.