Australia urges Beijing to obey international law in South China Sea

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Defence minister Christopher Pyne also makes thinly veiled swipe at ‘oligarchy’ Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine

Christopher Pyne is set to call on China to act with greater responsibility in the South China Sea and avoid the “might is right” approach to diplomacy used by isolationist regimes such as Russia.

The defence minister will also stress in a speech in Singapore on Monday that no country wants to stifle China’s growth and prosperity in the region, which is playing “host to the defining great power rivalry of our times between the United States and China”.

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