China pushes back against US pressure, says it has 'no fear of trouble' in South China Sea

June 5, 2016 7:15 AM

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China pushed back against U.S. pressure to stop its activity in the South China Sea Sunday, insisting that it has sovereignty over most of the disputed territory in the region and saying it “has no fear of trouble.”

Chinese Admiral Sun Jianguo said China will not be bullied in the South China Sea and will not back down over a pending U.N. ruling over its claims in a vital trade route.

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