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Beijing Continues to Coerce, Intimidate in South China Sea: Kamala Harris

US Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a speech. August, 24, 2021. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

US Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a speech. August, 24, 2021. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

US Vice President Kamala Harris accused Beijing of coercion and intimidation in the hotly disputed South China Sea.

US Vice President Kamala Harris accused Beijing on Tuesday of coercion and intimidation in the hotly disputed South China Sea, as she sought to rally allies against an increasingly assertive China.

“Beijing continues to coerce, to intimidate and to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea," she said in a speech in Singapore, laying out her administration’s foreign policy goals for Asia.

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first published:August 24, 2021, 09:13 IST