The Waugh Zone January 12, 2017

Away from the spectacle of the New York, in Washington Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was making statements that sparked real alarm. The South China Morning Post points out that it’s not Trump’s cosying up to Russia we should worry about, but his agression towards China. And it makes its main story Tillerson’s threat that the US would stop Beijing from accessing islands it has built in in the South China Sea: “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed.”

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