"China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters".
Outspoken comments Earlier, White House spokesman Sean Spicer made the most outspoken comments in years from Washington about the territories.
"Bring China more respect" -While China has made significant progress in developing its military over the past two decades, it remains far behind the United States, whose military budget is three times higher, at almost US$600 billion.
He's promised to slap a 45% tax on Chinese imports if Beijing doesn't start playing fair - a move that's led to concerns over a US-China trade war. Tillerson said China must not be permitted to have access to islands it has built in the disputed sea. Last year, Beijing argued bilateral talks should dictate the future of the contested waters, and Yasay agreed, stating, "This is a matter that we will be raising with China at some future time in bilateral talks".
These statements come after President Trump declared that if the South China Sea serves as global waters, then he will make sure the USA safeguards its own interests from being taken over.
Chinese foreign ministry said China is trying to peacefully solve relevant disputes through negotiation with countries directly concerned.
"In principle, I say that China has no intention to raise trade competitiveness thorough RMB depreciation even as to launch a currency war".
But, she went on: "Our position is clear".
The standoff between China and the United States looks set to reach new highs, as the Trump administration promises steps to prevent Beijing's takeover of "international territories" in the strategic waterway in the South China Sea.
Chinese media also said earlier in January that the U.S. is asking for "large-scale war" if it seriously intends to block China's access to the islands.
China, which claims nearly the entire sea based on historical rights, angered other claimants when it built artificial islands in a bid to bolster its ownership bid. And while a July U.N. ruling rejected China's claim to nearly all of the vast maritime region, Beijing has since mended fences with two big claimants in the hotly contested waters, the Philippines and Vietnam.
During his January 11 confirmation hearing, Tillerson said the us could block access to China's artificial holdings.
Despite all the reasons to believe the East and South China seas may be stable in the coming months, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson sent out a "lot of conflicting signals" about what the United States would do if China militarized the artificial islands it claims, Glaser said.
Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said: "So we are restarting the relationship with China, and we have to intensify really our coordination in the beginning".
For four decades, China asked countries around the world who wanted to establish diplomatic relations with it to abide by the "one China" policy.
Furthermore, the Trump administration stated that they will not allow what China is doing.
The latest development comes just after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe completed high-profile visits to South Asian countries including Philippines and Vietnam, during which he pledged new investment opportunities and support in protecting their waters.
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Alphabet Profit Misses Analyst Estimates on Cloud Costs, Tax
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Vintage Venus powers into final four at Aussie Open
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