Senators Express Concerns over Maritime Dispute in South China Sea, Call Chinese Actions “Troubling”

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SCSC - Washington, DC – A bipartisan group of senators called recent actions by Chinese ships in the South China Sea “deeply troubling,” and urged their colleagues to pass a senate resolution reaffirming support of the U.S. government for freedom of navigation in the Asia-Pacific region and for the peaceful diplomatic resolution of outstanding territorial and maritime disputes.

The statement was issued by the co-sponsors of Senate Resolution 412, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jim Risch (R-ID), and John McCain (R-AZ) – all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). [READ MORE]