Moscow, August 20 – AIF-Moscow.
Guns at the edge. Will an island conflict lead to a war between the US and China
US Presidential Assistant National Security Secretary John Bolton said China’s escalation is scaring other countries away from developing resources in the South China Sea.
“The US supports those who oppose violent behavior and intimidation tactics that threaten regional peace and stability,” Bolton wrote on Twitter.
China claims to Paracel Islands and the Spratly archipelago. Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei also challenge their rights.
Since 2013, China has been carrying out large-scale work there on the creation of artificial islands and on the expansion and development of these territories.