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Philippines President Plans to Lobby Australia to Join South China Sea Coalition Amid China’s “Worrisome” Use of Warships

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. speaking to the media in Manila on February 27, 2024. Image via ABS CBN News.

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. expressed concern about the introduction of Chinese naval forces in the South China Sea and their use of electronic warfare tactics, including signal jamming.

“Yeah, it’s worrisome. Before only China’s Coast Guard was moving in our area, now there is the Navy (PLAN) and fishing boats (China’s maritime militia) that have joined, so the situation is changing,” Marcos told reporters in Manila on Tuesday.

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