China is raising pressure on Indonesia over rights to use a contested tract of sea. The escalation near Indonesia’s Natuna Islands is seen as raising the specter of a new flash point in a normally quiet part of the broader, heavily disputed South China Sea. t.co/MMQxJz34Oz
— VOA Nike Ching 张蓉湘 (@rongxiang) August 3, 2020
Enjoyed speaking with Indonesian Foreign Minister @Menlu_RI today and exchanging views on upholding freedom of the seas in line with international law. Indonesia is a key partner in championing a free and open Indo-Pacific.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 3, 2020
China making more friends in Asia.