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US hardens stance against China’s South China Sea resource claims

File photo/Reuters/Pool/Tom Brenner

The United States on Monday hardened its rejection of China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, calling them “completely unlawful,” in a statement that will further sour the already-fraught ties.

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