'No access': Rex Tillerson sets collision course with Beijing in South China Sea

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Comments that China should be barred from using artificial islands will anger Xi Jinping and could lead to a military clash, experts fear

Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, has set the stage for a potential clash with China, saying it should be barred from artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea.

Tillerson said China’s control and construction of artificial islands in waters claimed by neighbouring countries was “akin to Russia’s taking of Crimea”.

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