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Diplomatic Jousting Escalates After Dangerous China-Philippines Quarrels in South China Sea

A China Coast Guard ship fires a water cannon at a vessel from the Philippines fisheries department. Video via the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

China and the Philippines are amplifying their criticism of each other after a weekend of dangerous run-ins in the South China Sea.

Incidents on Saturday and Sunday were among the most confrontational in what has been a busy year of encounters between the two countries’ maritime forces.

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