Obama urges China to stop flexing muscles over South China Sea


China, a signatory to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, as of late lost a discretion argument about the South China Sea 

Washington: China should be a more mindful force as it increases worldwide impact and abstain from flexing its muscles in question with littler nations over issues like the South China Sea, US President Barack Obama advised CNN in a meeting to be broadcast on Sunday. 

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Obama, who meets with President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit one week from now in China, told CNN the United States bolsters the tranquil ascent of China yet that Beijing needed to perceive that "with expanding power comes expanding duties," as indicated by selections discharged on Friday. 

"On the off chance that you sign a bargain that calls for global discretion around sea issues, the way that you're greater than the Philippines or Vietnam or different nations … is not an explanation behind you to go around and flex your muscles," Obama said. "You must comply with worldwide law." 

China, a signatory to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, as of late lost a discretion disagreement regarding the South China Sea. A court in the Hague discovered China had no notable title over the waters of the South China Sea and had encroached on the privileges of the Philippines. Beijing has rejected the decision. 

Obama said Washington had encouraged Beijing to tie itself to universal principles and standards to assemble a solid worldwide request. 

"Where we see them damaging global tenets and standards, as we have found now and again in the South China Sea or in some of their conduct with regards to monetary arrangement, we've been firm," Obama told CNN. "What's more, we've demonstrated to them that there will be outcomes." 

The US president said China couldn't hope to "seek after mercantilist strategies that simply advantage" itself now that China has turned into a more rich, center wage nation. 

"Despite the fact that regardless you have a great deal of needy individuals, you know, you can't simply send out issues. You must have reasonable exchange and not simply organized commerce," Obama said. "You need to open up your business sectors on the off chance that you anticipate that other individuals will open up their business sectors."

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