Webb Campaign Press Release - Jim Webb: President Obama Must 'Deal Strongly with China'
Jim Webb, a Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan, urged President Obama on Tuesday to issue stern warnings to the visiting Chinese President on Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea and cyber attacks against U.S. businesses and federal agencies.
Webb said in a Facebook post that Xi Jinping's state visit comes "just days after his government doubled down on South China Sea sovereignty, actually warning the United States against freely navigating those international waters." China has embarked on an aggressive campaign in recent months to build nearly 3,000 acres of manmade islands in the South China Sea and outfit them with military-style facilities, including runways, surveillance towers, and artillery pieces.
Jim Webb, Webb Campaign Press Release - Jim Webb: President Obama Must 'Deal Strongly with China' Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/312983