Source: Nikkei Asian Review
President-elect’s Twitter outburst sets the stage for tense relations
NAOYA YOSHINO, Nikkei staff writer
WASHINGTON — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday accused China of building artificial islands in the South China Sea.
“Did China ask us if it was OK … to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?” Trump queried on his Twitter site. “I don’t think so!”
U.S. allies have been frustrated with President Barack Obama’s failure to adopt effective measures to curb China’s maritime expansion in the South China Sea.