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Chinese State Media Denounce Rex Tillerson's Call to Block Island Access

Jan 13, 2017 - The New York Times

BEIJING - The Chinese state news media lashed out at Rex W. Tillerson, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for secretary of state, on Friday, warning that his call to deny China access to islands it has constructed in the South China Sea could provoke a conflict.

Mr. Tillerson said during a confirmation hearing this week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China's efforts to build islands in the sea and to equip some with military equipment were illegal, and he drew co...