U.S. Rejects Most Chinese Maritime Claims in South China Sea

HONG KONG—The U.S. declared its official opposition to a swath of Chinese promises in the South China Sea, in an unusually direct challenge to Beijing’s attempts to assert command in the strategic waters.

Announcing the coverage shift on Monday, Secretary of Condition Mike Pompeo characterized the selection as an hard work to uphold worldwide legislation in opposition to what he termed a “might can make right” marketing campaign by China to coerce and intimidate its Southeast Asian neighbors into ceding their pursuits.