The United States has warned China against taking “aggressive action” in the Philippines and Taiwan.

According to the foreign news agency ‘AFP’, there are tensions between Washington and Beijing over the ownership of various islands in the South China Sea. Many of the islands in the region are claimed by US allies Japan and other countries, while China also They have a claimant.

Chinese aggresive action on Philiphine and Taiwan
On March 7, more than 200 Chinese ships were spotted on the Whitson Reef for the first time – PC: AFP

In this regard, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Philippine Mutual Defense Agreement following an armed attack on the Philippine armed forces, civilian ships, or aircraft in the Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.

“We have raised concerns with our ally the Philippines about the growing number of PRC naval militias near Whitson Reef,” he said, referring to China.

On March 7, more than 200 Chinese ships were spotted on the Whitson Reef, part of the Philippine Economic Zone, for the first time.

China has rejected a weeks-old appeal from the Philippines to withdraw the ships, while the Philippines says Chinese ships have entered its economic zone illegally.

China’s relations with Taiwan are also strained.

Taiwan claimed that 15 aircraft had entered its air defense zone within its territory.

State Department spokesman Ned Price expressed “concern” over China’s activities in the region, saying the United States has the ability to resist any threat or action that could jeopardize the security of the people or the social or economic system in Taiwan. Keeps

His statement came under the Taiwan Relation Act.

Under which the United States will help Taiwan in its defense against Beijing.

Incumbent President Joe Biden has vowed a stronger defense with allies than former US President Donald Trump.

Tensions are running high between Washington and Beijing over ownership of various islands in the South China Sea, with US allies Japan and other countries claiming ownership of several islands in the region, while China also claims them.

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