US warns Beijing's Arctic activity risks creating 'new South China Sea'

  • Secretary of state chides China’s ‘aggressive behaviour’
  • Pompeo also accuses Russia of ‘provocative actions’

The US plans to beef up its Arctic presence to keep Russia’s and China’s “aggressive behaviour” in check in the resource-rich region, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has warned

“The region has become an arena of global power and competition” owing to vast reserves of oil, gas, minerals and fish stocks, Pompeo said in a speech in northern Finland.

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