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Philippines seeks help from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

2015-04-16 08:56:05       source:Yahoo News

April 15, 2015

"The Philippines is seeking more "substantive" support from its long-time security ally United States on how to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the foreign secretary said on Wednesday.

China's rapid reclamation around seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has alarmed claimants, including the Philippines and Vietnam, and drawn growing criticism from U.S. government officials and the military."

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