Thursday, July 31, 2014   

Beijing's South China Sea claim 'problematic': US official
(07-08 15:05)

Beijing's claim to almost the whole of the South China Sea is "problematic'', a US official said on the eve of high-stakes talks as the Asian power's territorial disputes risk escalating into open conflict.
China's claim to the strategic sea is based on a line drawn on 20th century maps that US officials travelling with Secretary of State John Kerry said was ambiguous and "problematic''.
They added that with Beijing also disputing islands with Washington's ally Japan they had "heightened concerns'' about "the readiness of claimants to utilize military, paramilitary, coastguard forces in furtherance of their claims''. --AFP   
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