‘Disruptive actions’ of China, Russia challenging maritime security, freedom: Joe Biden

May 20, 2021, 02:27PM ISTSource: TOI.in

The US President Joe Biden while speaking about maritime security and global trade singled out China and Russia for violating maritime rules. While speaking at the US Coast Guard Academy, he said, ‘for decades, the United States has underwritten international maritime security. We and our partners have kept the sea lanes open and secure.

We developed clear rules of the road, behavior is in bounds — important — out of bounds for other nations — to ensure that we can share peacefully in the natural bounty of the sea.

And for decades, those rules supported — supported global economic strength that benefited nations everywhere and helped people around the world develop their economic potential.

But, as you know, increasingly, we’re seeing those rules challenged, both by the rapid advance of technology and the disruptive actions of nations like China and Russia.’ He said that freedom of navigation is a bedrock of global economic and global security.

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