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Harris Calls on Vietnam to Join US Against China’s ‘Bullying’

Vice President Kamala Harris continued her hawkish rhetoric against China on Wednesday while meeting with Vietnamese leaders in Hanoi. Harris urged Vietnam to join the US in opposing what she called Beijing’s “bullying” in the South China Sea.

“We need to find ways to pressure and raise the pressure, frankly, on Beijing to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and to challenge its bullying and excessive maritime claims,” Harris said in a meeting with Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, known as UNCLOS, is an international treaty that defines the rights of nations to territorial waters. In July 2020, Washington formally rejected most of Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea under the framework of UNCLOS, although the US has never ratified the treaty and is not a party to it.

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