April 28, 2012

China, Philippines Both Stumble

Wang Xiaoxia, Economic Observer

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After a dozen days of standoff between Chinese and Philippine forces at Huangyan Island, the commanding general of the US Fleet Pacific Marine Force finally spoke up. “The United States and the Philippines have a mutual defense treaty which guarantees that we get involved in each other's defence and that is self explanatory” Lieutenant General Duane Thiessen told reporters earlier this week.

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