Hearing looks at Chinese aggression in South China Sea

By Linda Hersey / September 28, 2023 at 6:59 PM
China has been increasing the scope, scale and pace of operations and interference in the South China Sea -- building military outposts, sinking Vietnamese fishing boats, disrupting Malaysian energy exploration, and flying too close to U.S. military aircraft operating lawfully in the area, according to a Defense Department official. Speaking at a House hearing Thursday, Lindsey Ford, DOD deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, offered an assessment of Chinese efforts to “assert control” over the South...

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