US urges China to stop dangerous actions following conflict with the Philippines in South China

US urges China to stop dangerous actions following conflict with the Philippines in South China

The U.S. State Department urged China to “cease its dangerous actions” in connection with the two-day collision with the Philippines in the South China Sea, where China has a territorial dispute with the Philippines.

U.S. The State Department issued a statement on the 10th (local time), saying, “The Chinese ship used water cannons and forced a collision, and through reckless maneuvers, damaged a Philippine ship carrying out an official supply mission to the area and threatened the safety of its crew.

US urges China to stop dangerous actions following conflict with the Philippines in South China
US urges China to stop dangerous actions following conflict with the Philippines in South China

The State Department said, “Cutoffing supply lines to long-standing outposts and interfering with lawful maritime operations in the Philippines are acts that undermine regional stability,” and added, “It is a reckless act that threatens the safety and livelihood of the Filipino people.” He condemned it as not only ignoring it, but also ignoring international law.

He continued, “According to the legally binding ruling of the International Court of Justice in July 2016, China does not have legitimate maritime claims to Second Thomas Reef. China will comply with the ruling and refrain from engaging in dangerous and unstable activities.” “Stop,” he urged.

He then said, “The United States will stand with our Philippine allies against these dangerous and illegal actions,” and added, “The Mutual Defense Treaty between the two countries protects the military, including the Philippine Coast Guard, in the South China Sea.” “We reaffirm that this applies to armed attacks against public vessels and aircraft,” he warned. They attacked Philippine ships near Second Thomas Reef (Ayungin in the Philippines, Ren’aijiao in China) in the Spratly Islands.

The Philippine vessel was sailing to deliver food and other supplies to the military, and China claimed the Philippine vessel ignored warnings and violated international navigation rules.

China On the 9th, the Coast Guard also had a conflict in the Diaoyu Islands (Japanese name Senkaku Islands) in the South China Sea, warning Japanese fishing boats and patrol boats to leave, saying they had illegally intruded.

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