He pointed to India, Hong Kong and nations in Southeast Asia as examples of China’s belligerence.
You started in India, where, high up in the Himalayas, China has essentially invaded India, an ally of ours.
And then, in Hong Kong, they have passed legislation that violates their international commitments, their commitments to the people of Hong Kong, that is essentially going to turn Hong Kong into the same kind of police state mainland China is.”
“And in the South China Sea, they have taken aggressive action against our partners, countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam,” Cotton added.
That’s why it’s so important that we support all of our allies and partners, that we make it clear to China we will not tolerate this kind of action, that we want competition to remain peaceable.