China believes 'no issue with freedom of navigation' in South China Sea

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Despite repeatedly conducting dangerous maneuvers against Philippine vessels in the waters, China believes “there is no issue with regard to the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea,” questioning the moves by the Philippines and its allies to form multilateral maritime cooperation.

Mao Ning, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, made the pronouncement Wednesday following US National​ Security Adviser Jake Sullivan’s announcement that more joint patrols between Filipino and American troops are expected in the West Philippine Sea.