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China Deploys Water Cannon in Latest Spat With Philippines in South China Sea

Video of a Chinese Coast Guard ship using a high-powered water cannon against a much smaller Philippine resupply ship near the disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. Video via the Philippine Coast Guard.

China-Philippines tensions in the South China Sea have risen yet again, with the China Coast Guard deploying a water cannon against a Filipino vessel en route to supply an outpost in the disputed waters.

The escalation further positions the region as one of the most worrisome geopolitical flashpoints in the world, with the U.S. backing the Philippines as China asserts itself in the area.

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