By: Emerson Lim
"Our country opposes attempts to resolve South China Sea disputes by means of threats, coercion and force," MOFA spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) said at a regular press briefing that day.
She was responding to media questions regarding a press release titled "U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea," issued by Pompeo on Monday.
In the press release, Pompeo said "Beijing uses intimidation to undermine the sovereign rights of Southeast Asian coastal states in the South China Sea, bully them out of offshore resources, assert unilateral dominion." [FULL STORY]