China’s defensive installations in the South China Sea are an expression of its sovereignty, and no international body has jurisdiction over China’s sovereign territory, says Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ visit to China.
On Wednesday, Mattis met his Chinese counterpart in Beijing amid increasing tensions between Washington and Beijing over the South China Sea and President Donald Trump’s trade policy.
China won’t give up ‘one inch’ of territory
Mattis also met with President Xi Jinping on Wednesday night following his talks with other senior officials as part of his trip to Asia that will include visits to regional allies Seoul and Tokyo.
China is committed to…