The Philippines said last week that 44 ships from the Chinese “maritime militia” were still at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AP The Philippines said last week that 44 ships from the Chinese “maritime militia” were still at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AP
The Philippines said last week that 44 ships from the Chinese “maritime militia” were still at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AP
South China Sea

China-Philippines Whitsun Reef dispute could get worse as US chips in

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expresses concern over massing of Chinese vessels at South China Sea reef and reaffirms that a mutual defence treaty between Washington and Manila applies to the disputed waters
  • China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian urges US to stop ‘inciting quarrels and sowing discord’

Topic |   South China Sea
The Philippines said last week that 44 ships from the Chinese “maritime militia” were still at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AP The Philippines said last week that 44 ships from the Chinese “maritime militia” were still at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AP
The Philippines said last week that 44 ships from the Chinese “maritime militia” were still at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AP
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