On July 13, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an important statement on the United States' position on maritime claims in the South China Sea.
His statement was a follow-up to the US note verbale to China on Dec 28, 2016, and to the position outlined by the US in its letter to the United Nations Secretary-General last month, in response to China's objections to a Malaysian move to extend its continental shelf in December last year.
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