US warns China against aggressive moves in South China Sea dispute with Philippines

by Gabriel Dominguez

The US State Department has warned China against making any aggressive moves in the South China Sea amid heightened tensions between Beijing and Manila over territorial disputes in the region.

“An armed attack against the Philippine armed forces, public vessels, or aircraft in the Pacific, including in the South China Sea, will trigger our obligations under the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty,” said US State Department spokesperson Ned Price on 7 April, reiterating that the United States “stands with our ally, the Philippines, in the face of the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China’s] maritime militia amassing at [Whitsun Reef]”.

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The US State Department has warned China against making any aggressive moves in the South China Sea ...

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