Hong Kong( CNN) President- choose Donald Trump's choice for assistant of state has actually specified the phase for a prospective face-off with China over the South China Sea, claiming that China ought to be rejected accessibility to the fabricated islands it has actually integrated in the challenged waters.

RexTillerson, the previous CEO of oil large ExxonMobil, informed his verification hearing Wednesday that China's task in the water, which guarantee$ 5 trillion in shipborne profession a year, was “very uneasy.”