Mattis again warns China over SCS

US SECRETARY of Defense James Mattis has again warned China over its ongoing militarisation of the South China Sea and its placement of sophisticated weapons systems on a disputed island chain. 

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China claims nearly all of the South China Sea via its nine-dash line

Speaking at the annual Shangri-La dialogue this weekend in Singapore he said "despite China's claims to the contrary, the placement of these weapons systems is tied directly to military use for the