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US calls out China: ‘Desist from provocative, unsafe conduct’ in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines — The United States said on Sunday that it stands with the Philippines following reports of alleged harassment and intimidation of Beijing coast guards to the country’s patrol vessel in the West Philippine Sea.

  • Faith Agrosino
  •  Inquirer

“The United States stands with The Philippines in the face of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Coast Guard’s continued infringement upon freedom of navigation in the South China Sea,” the US said in a press statement.

“Imagery and video recently published in the media is a stark reminder of PRC harassment and intimidation of Philippine vessels as they undertake routine patrols within their…

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