China is too aggressive in the South China Sea. China is very aggressive in its surroundings and in some cases, it is not averse to use power. This was said by US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin in a talk show on ABC News on Sunday. Austin said China is engaged in modernizing its military. He wants to equal America in strength. In some cases, his aggressiveness was exposed in the nearby areas. He has also used force against our allies. Colleagues are very important to us. The US Defense Minister has said this on arbitrariness with China’s neighboring countries.
It is noteworthy that China denies the authority of neighboring countries on the South China Sea and asserts its authority over the entire maritime zone. It has also deployed armies thereby creating artificial islands. Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, and Taiwan also have stakes in this maritime sector. In addition, China had a dispute with India first in Doklam and then in eastern Ladakh. In his speech on foreign policy, US President Joe Biden also described China as America’s most serious opponent. America has a conflict with China on many issues including human rights, intellectual property, economic policies. China is too aggressive in the South China Sea.
In response to a question, Austin said that President Biden has made it clear that his country will develop a different kind of relationship with Saudi Arabia. This will not mean that our relationship will not be good. We hope that the relations between the US and Saudi Arabia will remain strong as before, but with certain conditions. It is noteworthy that the Biden administration has refused to support the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the ongoing fighting in Yemen.