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China’s ‘Aggression’ Against Philippines in South China Sea Stokes Rare Response From State Department

Via @USEmbassyPH

China-Philippine run-ins in the South China Sea over the weekend stoked a much sterner response than usual from Washington, a treaty ally of Manila and the main bulwark against Chinese expansion in the region.

The Philippines issued a lengthy condemnation itself, saying Chinese vessels “harassed, blocked, and executed dangerous maneuvers on Philippine civilian supply vessels, in another attempt to illegally impede or obstruct a routine resupply and rotation mission.”

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