US warns China over South China Sea ruling, says it’s committed to Philippine defense

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed the US’ commitment to defend the Philippines’ armed forces from attack in the South China Sea, under a 60-year-old mutual defense treaty.
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Philippine fighters fly over Chinese flotilla in South China Sea

The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defense minister said, as he repeated his demand the flotilla be withdrawn immediately.
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US and Japan express concern over China's 'aggressive actions' during first trip by Biden's top diplomat

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China's threats to regional stability during bilateral talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, warning that the United States and Japan would push back if necessary.
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US and Japan express concern over China's 'aggressive actions' during first trip by Biden's top diplomat

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China's threats to regional stability during bilateral talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, warning that the United States and Japan would push back if necessary.
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Blinken and Austin will travel to Japan and South Korea later this month

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Japan and South Korea later this month, marking the first international trip by Biden Cabinet officials since President Joe Biden's inauguration, according to a State Department official and a diplomat from the region.
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Az amerikai külügyminiszter katonai beavatkozással fenyegette meg Kínát

Figyelmeztette Kínát az amerikai külügyminiszter, Antony Blinken: ha bármilyen támadást kezdeményeznek a Fülöp-szigetek ellen a Dél-kínai tengeren, az Egyesült Államok egy közös védelmi megállapodás alapján be fog avatkozni – írja a Politico.
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Indonesia and US building maritime training center on edge of South China Sea

Indonesia and the United States have broken ground on a new $3.5 million maritime training center in the strategic area of Batam, in the Riau Islands, Indonesia's maritime security agency said.
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On Memorial Day, Austin reflects on strength of US military and dismisses adversaries' criticism

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told CNN he won't lose any sleep over US military forces from China and Russia and dismissed accusations by some conservative politicians and media figures that the US military's latest recruiting efforts to attract more diversity and be more inclusive are weakening America's security.
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US destroyer backs up Biden's firm words in South China Sea

A United States Navy warship sailed near disputed Beijing-controlled islands in the South China Sea on Thursday -- just hours after US President Joe Biden said the US must protect open access to the waterway.
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Philippines' Duterte says he won't withdraw ships from contested waters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rebuffed a call from China to withdraw vessels from disputed areas of the South China Sea and said he would not bow to pressure, even if it jeopardizes his friendship with Beijing.
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Philippine foreign minister tells China to 'Get the F**k Out' over South China Sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced Twitter message that China's vessels get out of disputed waters, the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over the South China Sea.
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US-China relations: Blinken accuses China of acting more aggressively

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says China is challenging the rules-based international order.
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China offered Covid aid to India while US dragged its feet, but Delhi isn't that keen

When India asked the United States this month to lift a ban on exporting vaccine raw materials to help with the South Asian country's Covid crisis, Washington appeared to drag its feet, citing the need to "vaccinate the American people" first.
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China targets foreign spies and 'hostile forces' with new anti-espionage rules

China is stepping up anti-espionage activities amid worsening ties with the United States and a renewed focus on national security ahead of a key Communist Party anniversary later this year.
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Biden's secretary of state criticizes China's failure to provide early transparency on Covid

Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China Sunday for not disclosing information on Covid-19 and its aggression in Taiwan and said that the US has "real concerns" about Russia's actions on the Ukraine border.
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China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea

China's armed forces conducted simultaneous military exercises to the west and east of Taiwan on Monday in a move analysts said was a warning to the self-ruled island and its supporter, the United States.
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China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea

China's armed forces conducted simultaneous military exercises to the west and east of Taiwan on Monday in a move analysts said was a warning to the self-ruled island and its supporter, the United States.
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Philippines says illegal structures found on reefs near where Chinese boats swarmed

The Philippine military said Thursday it has discovered illegally built structures on features in the Union Banks, a series of reefs in the South China Sea near where Manila says Chinese maritime militia boats have been swarming in recent weeks.
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Watch tense moments at US-China meeting

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Chinese diplomats had a tense exchange at a key first meeting in Alaska.
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US Secretary of State tells senior Chinese officials about the Biden administration's 'deep concerns' about some of Beijing's actions

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told senior Chinese officials on Thursday that he and national security adviser Jake Sullivan intend to discuss the Biden administration's "deep concerns" about some of China's actions and make clear the US does not seek conflict with Beijing.
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US sanctions 24 Hong Kong and Chinese officials ahead of Blinken meeting with Beijing

Washington has sanctioned a 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over Beijing's ongoing crackdown on the city, ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's meeting with top Chinese diplomats in Alaska later this week.
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Pentagon pulls missile defense, other systems from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries

The Pentagon is pulling missile defense systems and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, according to a defense official, as it realigns its mission and forces to confront China and Russia.
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Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force

Twenty-eight Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan's Air Defense Identified Zones (ADIZ) Tuesday -- the largest incursion since the self-ruled island began regularly reporting such actions last year, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Defense .
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US military gets 'laser focused' on keeping up with China

China was first and foremost on the minds of American politicians, planners and military officials during Thursday's congressional hearing on the Pentagon's defense authorization request for the forthcoming fiscal year.
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Defense secretary: We have offensive options to respond to hacks

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told CNN the United States has "offensive options" to respond to cyberattacks following another major attack that is believed to have been carried out by the Russian group behind the SolarWinds hack.
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See statement after Blinken meeting with Netanyahu

The United States will make "significant contributions" to rebuilding Gaza which will be announced later Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Jerusalem after meeting with Isreal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. CNN's Hadas Gold reports.
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US will make 'significant contributions' to rebuilding Gaza, Blinken says

The United States will make "significant contributions" to rebuilding Gaza which will be announced later Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Jerusalem.
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Former acting defense secretary invokes Kent State massacre in defending decision not to send military to Capitol on January 6

Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller invoked the Kent State massacre on Wednesday as he told Congress why he didn't believe the US military should have responded to the Capitol insurrection, saying he sees the nation's armed forces "as a last resort" when responding to protests.
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Philippine foreign minister tells China to 'Get the F**k Out' over South China Sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced Twitter message that China's vessels get out of disputed waters, the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over the South China Sea.
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Top US, Japanese and South Korean military leaders meet, underscoring US shift from the Middle East to China

The top US general met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Hawaii Thursday, emphasizing America's commitment to "long-term peace and stability in the region" and underscoring a broader US shift from the Middle East to China.
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Top US, Japanese and South Korean military leaders meet, underscoring US shift from the Middle East to China

The top US general met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Hawaii Thursday, emphasizing America's commitment to "long-term peace and stability in the region" and underscoring a broader US shift from the Middle East to China.
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