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China Issues New Warning to the Philippines That It Will “Pay a High Price for Its Brinksmanship in the South China Sea”

A Philippine Air Froce FA-50 fighter jet alongside a U.S. B-52H bomber conducted a joint aerial patrol over the South China Sea on February 19, 2024. Image via the Philippine Air Force.

Chinese Communist Party and state-run media outlets reacted angrily on Tuesday to joint U.S.-Philippines air patrols that took place the previous day over disputed territories in the South China Sea.

The official China Daily newspaper, which often serves as a mouthpiece for the government, issued a stern warning to Manila that these kinds of activities with the United States risk escalating into actual conflict:

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