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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 05:32 AM

Kamala Harris kicks off Vietnam visit by calling out China's 'bullying' tactics

Source: CNBC

By Yen Nee Lee

The strategic competition between the U.S. and China came to forefront as Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off the second leg of her official visit to Southeast Asia in Vietnam.

Harris told Vietnamese officials in the capital city of Hanoi on Wednesday there was a need to put pressure Beijing on its actions in the South China Sea. Vietnam is a vocal opponent of China’s vast territorial claims in the strategic waterway.

“We need to find ways to pressure and raise the pressure, frankly, on Beijing to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and to challenge its bullying and excessive maritime claims,” said Harris.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea or UNCLOS is an international treaty that outlines nations’ rights and responsibilities in the world’s ocean space. It forms the basis for how international courts, such as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, settle maritime disputes.



U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 24, 2021. Harris is on an official trip to Southeast Asia to rally regional allies as the U.S. global leadership status takes a hit over a fallout in Afghanistan.
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Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/25/vp-kamala-harris-talks-south-china-sea-in-vietnam-amid-us-china-rivalry.html

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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 07:10 AM

1. I am glad POTUS sent Harris as she will gain invaluable foreign experience.

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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 05:59 PM

2. Good Morning China!!!

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