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US warns China over moves on Philippines, Taiwan
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:49:36 AM »
US warns China over moves on Philippines, Taiwan
Agence France-Presse / 07:28 AM April 08, 2021

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday warned China against what the Philippines and Taiwan see as increasingly aggressive moves, reminding Beijing of Washington’s obligations to its partners.

“An armed attack against the Philippines’ armed forces, public vessels, or aircraft in the Pacific, including in the South China Sea, will trigger our obligations under the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

“We share the concerns of our Philippine allies regarding the continued reported massing of PRC maritime militia near the Whitsun Reef,” Price said, referring to the People’s Republic of China.

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