Kamala Harris says China intimidates to back West Philippine Sea claims

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday, August 24, accused China of coercion and intimidation to back unlawful claims in the West Philippine Sea, in her most pointed comments on China on a visit to Southeast Asia, a region she said was critical to US security. Harris’s seven-day trip to Singapore and Vietnam is aimed… Continue reading Kamala Harris says China intimidates to back West Philippine Sea claims

US repeats warning to China against attack on Philippine forces

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The United States on Sunday repeated a warning to China that an attack on Philippine armed forces in the South China Sea would trigger a 1951 US-Philippines mutual defense treaty. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the comment in a written statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an arbitration tribunal repudiating China’s… Continue reading US repeats warning to China against attack on Philippine forces