US Vice-President Kamala Harris delivers a speech on board a Philippine Coast Guard ship during a visit to the island of Palawan on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Vice-President Kamala Harris delivers a speech on board a Philippine Coast Guard ship during a visit to the island of Palawan on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s response to US VP’s Philippines trip not a sign of compromise, analysts say

  • Beijing reacts with restraint after US vice-president travels to Philippine island of Palawan near disputed South China Sea waters
  • While Beijing might be trying to stabilise ties with Washington, it will not back down on regional claims, observers say

US Vice-President Kamala Harris delivers a speech on board a Philippine Coast Guard ship during a visit to the island of Palawan on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Vice-President Kamala Harris delivers a speech on board a Philippine Coast Guard ship during a visit to the island of Palawan on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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