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The patrols come days after Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called the situation in the South China Sea increasingly “dire.”
China has stood by its claim to virtually the entire South China Sea, clashing with its neighbors and drawing in the U.S., Manila’s treaty ally.
The U.S. renewed a warning that it would defend the Philippines after Chinese ships blocked and collided with two Filipino vessels in the South China Sea.
By Simina Mistreanu