(From China Daily)
China has accused the United States of playing the “arbitrator outside the tribunal” card over disputes in the South China Sea, in response to recent remarks by a top US official that backed the Philippines.
A United Nations arbitration tribunal has been asked by the Philippines to rule on the dispute.
“Attempting to push forward the arbitration unilaterally initiated by the Philippines, the US side acts like an ‘arbitrator outside the tribunal’, designating the direction the tribunal should take. This is inconsistent with the position the US side claims to uphold on issues concerning the South China Sea disputes,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said in a written statement on Friday. Read more
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