China issues a warning to a neighbour about "bringing wolves into the home."March 13
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned the Philippines against strengthening military cooperation with the US, saying it will be used to serve Washington's geopolitical agenda to the detriment of Manila's own security. The embassy in Manila cited Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s decision to give US troops access to four additional military bases in the Southeast Asian country. This will pull the Philippines against China and tie the country to the chariot of geopolitical strife, seriously jeopardizing Philippine national interests and regional peace and stability. Relations with Beijing have been increasingly strained due to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, where China claims sovereignty. US Vice President Kamala Harris visited the island nation last November, saying the world was "grappling with assaults on the rules-based international order."
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