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China Claps Back at U.S., EU Support for the Philippines Over South China Sea Confrontations

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lin Jian said curtly at the regular press briefing in Beijing on March 25 2024. Image via @MFA_China on X.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry fired back at critics in the U.S. and the European Union after both expressed support for the Philippines following last Saturday’s confrontation with the China Coast Guard in the South China Sea.

Spokesperson Lin Jian on Monday specifically called out a statement published by his U.S. State Department counterpart, Matthew Miller, that “condemned the dangerous actions by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against lawful Philippine maritime operations.”

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