Xi Jinping Denies China Seeks Southeast Asia Dominance

Objectivity 4.3 | Credibility 4.6 | Relevance 4.7

Chinese leader Xi Jinping says China will not seek dominance over Southeast Asia or bully its smaller neighbor but, their actions contradict their words. Chinese coastguard ships blocked two Philippine boats carrying supplies to troops at a disputed South China Sea area. The U.S. warned China that an armed attack against Philippine vessels would provoke an American response because of its treaty obligations to the Southeast Asian nation.