Mike Pence to warn against Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea

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US vice-president will condemn rival’s ‘reckless’ behaviour and controversial ‘debt diplomacy’

Mike Pence, the US vice president, will sharpen criticism of Chinese foreign policy with a blunt warning on Thursday that Washington will not back away from what it sees as Beijing’s intimidatory tactics in the South China Sea.

In a speech that also takes aim at China’s controversial use of huge loans to exert influence in developing countries, Pence will cite a recent near-miss between a US destroyer and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea as a sign of “reckless harassment” in the region.

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