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U.S. Says China’s Map Claims Over South China Sea, Indian Border Regions Are “Unlawful”

The United States joined a growing list of countries to reject China’s territorial claims detailed in its new standard map that was published last week.

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel addressed the issues on Tuesday at the daily press briefing and said Beijing’s claims are “unlawful” and called on China to settle territorial disputes in the South China Sea in accordance with the international law of the sea.

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