In his first days as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with counterparts in Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The calls have included discussion of defence and security in regions such as the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Photo: Reuters In his first days as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with counterparts in Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The calls have included discussion of defence and security in regions such as the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Photo: Reuters
In his first days as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with counterparts in Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The calls have included discussion of defence and security in regions such as the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Photo: Reuters

China-US tension: Biden administration pledges to back Japan and Philippines in maritime disputes

  • US secretary of state says America will stand with Southeast Asian claimants in the face of pressure from Beijing in South China Sea
  • Phone calls with ministers from Australia and Thailand underscore US drive to strengthen military and security alliances in Indo-Pacific

Topic |   Joe Biden’s China policy
In his first days as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with counterparts in Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The calls have included discussion of defence and security in regions such as the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Photo: Reuters In his first days as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with counterparts in Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The calls have included discussion of defence and security in regions such as the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Photo: Reuters
In his first days as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with counterparts in Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The calls have included discussion of defence and security in regions such as the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Photo: Reuters
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