FILE Picture: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a information convention in Beijing, China April eight, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo
BEIJING (Reuters) – China explained on Tuesday the United States is a troublemaker undermining peace and steadiness in the South China Sea area, responding to Washington rejecting Beijing’s disputed promises to offshore means in most of the waters.
Chinese overseas ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in the course of a briefing that China has never strived to build an empire in the South China Sea, rejecting U.S. Secretary of Point out Mike Pompeo’s reviews in a statement issued on Monday.
Reporting by Yew Lun Tian writing by Se Youthful Lee Editing by Andrew Heavens