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US Swipes at China Signal a Micro Policy Shift in Disputed Sea

US Swipes at China Signal a Micro Policy Shift in Disputed Sea

The U.S. government is challenging China over its dominant position in Asia’s major maritime sovereignty dispute, but those moves, after months of silence, are seen as aimed at reassuring nervous Southeast Asian countries rather than as a major anti-Beijing pivot. President Donald Trump has shelved the South China Sea issue for most of his nearly half-year…