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China is hardening positions along Indian border, says US defence secretary

Scroll | 12/06/2022 01:47 PM | Click to read full article

United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that China is hardening its positions along the Indian border. Beijing is also continuing its conquest in the South China Sea, he added. Austin alleged that Beijing’s “expanding fishing fleet” was sparking tensions with its neighbours in the East China Sea.

In the South China Sea, Beijing has been using outposts on man-made islands to advance “illegal maritime claims”, the secretary of defence said.