China tells Obama to keep out of South China Sea disputes

Two MV-22 Ospreys land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on November 5, 2015 in the South China SeaBeijing said Wednesday US President Barack Obama should not get involved in disputes in the South China Sea, after he demanded an end to artificial island building in the hotly contested region. “The United States should stop playing up the South China Sea issue, stop heightening tensions in the South China Sea and stop complicating disputes in the South China Sea,” Hong Lei, a foreign ministry spokesman, said at a regular press briefing in Beijing. “No country has the right to point fingers at” China’s construction activities, he added.

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