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China lashes out at Philippines'playing up 'China threat'

2015-05-16 10:07:43       source:ECNS

May 15, 2015

"A Foreign Ministry spokesperson criticized remarks by a top Philippine military official as playing up the fallacy of the so-called "China threat" on Friday.

On Tuesday, a U.S. official said the Pentagon is considering sending U.S. military aircraft and ships to "assert freedom of navigation" around Chinese-made artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Philippine military chief Gregorio Pio Catapang said the Philippines welcomes the possible U.S. move on Thursday."

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