On Monday, The U.S. secretary of State Antony Blinken called out bullying in the South China Sea. Blinken even warned the U.N. Security Council that the conflict would have serious global consequences for security along with commerce which would spark a strong rebuke from China.
Washington rejects China’s territorial claims by Beijing in the resource-rich water as unlawful. Blinken told the Security Council meeting on maritime security that “when a state faces no consequences for ignoring these rules, it fuels greater impunity and instability everywhere”. He further added that they have seen dangerous encounters between the vessels at sea and provocative actions to advance unlawful maritime claims and Washington is concerned by the actions that intimidate and bully other states from lawfully accessing their maritime resources.
Deputy U.N. ambassador Dai Bing of China also accused the United State of stirring up trouble out of nothing and the US casually sending advanced military vessels and aircraft into the South China Sea. The US tries to provoke and publicly try to drive a wedge into regional countries. Dai even said that the US itself has become the biggest threat to peace and stability in the South China Sea.