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US: Tension rises again in South China Sea, America's warning to China - stop provocative actions

Pankaj Prasad
US Tension rises again in South China Sea
US Tension rises again in South China Sea

China claims the entire South China Sea, while several other countries also claim the South China Sea, including the Philippines.

The US has warned China to stop its provocative and unsafe activities in the South China Sea. This statement of America has come at a time when tensions between China and the Philippines have increased in the South China Sea. Tensions between the two countries escalated following an incident in which a Philippines Coast Guard boat narrowly avoided colliding with a Chinese vessel. Significantly, the President of Philippines is also going to visit America soon.

what did america say

US Home Department spokesman Matthew Miller has issued a statement saying that this incident is an example of China's harassment and intimidation of other countries. We have called on Beijing to end its provocative and unsafe behaviour. Let us tell you that there has been a slight sourness in the relations between America and China in recent times. In such a situation, America is trying to strengthen its relations with other countries of Asia. China claims the entire South China Sea, while several other countries also claim the South China Sea, including the Philippines. This is the reason why there is a dispute between the two countries.

Why has the tension between the two countries increased now?

In fact, on Sunday, the Philippines Coast Guard has invited several journalists from around the world to show them islands and territorial waters in their territorial waters. When the Philippines boat carrying the journalists reached the Spratly Islands, a Chinese Coast Guard ship, which was twice the size of the Philippines boat, was coming from the front. Even when both the ships were only a few steps away, the Chinese ship did not move out of the way and both the boat and the ship were almost in a position to collide that the Coast Guard personnel of the Philippines barely moved their boat out of the way. . At the same time, the Foreign Ministry of China has issued a statement accusing the Philippines itself of doing provocative acts.

Philippines replied

At the same time, on China's allegation, the Philippines has said that their boat was patrolling in its territorial waters and it was not a provocative action in any way. The Philippines also said that it will continue patrolling its territorial waters in the same way. Explain that the US has recently built four new military bases near the disputed Spratly Islands in the Philippines, while US troops are already stationed at five bases. This is the reason why China is furious.