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China Lashes Out at Philippines’ House Resolution and Blames Manila for South China Sea Conflict

China blamed the Philippines for maritime conflicts over the weekend, and said Manila must stop "hyping" such run-ins between the two countries.

Social media this weekend was awash with footage of Chinese vessels spraying water cannons at smaller Filipino boats and collisions between the two countries’ vessels in the South China Sea.

And the U.S. State Department issued a rare condemnation of the events.

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