US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region

US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate regionChina’s activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said Friday. Adm. John Aquilino said China’s actions, including constructing islands in the disputed waters, are intended to project its military capacity. China’s vast territorial claims, far beyond its shores, have been challenged by other claimants, including Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia.



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