U.S. East Asia envoy says South China Sea situation deeply concerning

Chinese Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons towards a Philippine resupply vessel in May, in the South China Sea. (REUTERS/Adrian Portugal/File Photo)

HANOI — U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink on Saturday said the situation in the South China Sea is deeply concerning, and said China’s recent actions in the disputed waterway were “deeply destabilising”.