Beijing faces new force in South China Sea as US attacked for ‘creating chaos’ in region

China’s embassy in the Philippines was left furious after US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien reiterated Washington’s support for the country’s claims to the South China Sea. Both President Donald Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden have taken a firm stance against Beijing’s claims of “sovereignty” in the disputed ocean. It comes as Indonesia stated it will move its navy headquarters to border the South China Sea in a new effort to counter Beijing’s aggressive maritime presence.