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United States has issued a warning to China after South China Sea standoff with Philippines

The US called China's use of water cannons against Philippine resupply boats in the South China Sea "dangerous, provocative, and unjustified" on Friday (Nov 19), and warned that an armed attack on Philippine vessels would trigger US mutual defense commitments. According to State Department spokesman Ned Price, Washington is standing by its treaty ally the Philippines in the face of a "escalation that directly threatens regional peace and stability." Beijing "should not interfere with lawful Philippine activities in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone," he...