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Philippines defense minister says U.S. treaty needs comprehensive review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Wednesday there was a need for a comprehensive review of his country's alliance with the United States, complaining Manila got less from its relationship with Washington than non-treaty allies despite growing pressure from China.

U.S. VP Harris says China intimidates to back South China Sea claims

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday accused Beijing of coercion and intimidation to back unlawful claims in the South China Sea, her most pointed comments on China during a visit to Southeast Asia, which she said was critical to U.S. security.

Harris trip to Asia will show U.S. in region 'to stay,' official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's trip to Singapore and Vietnam starting on Sunday will show that the United States is in the region "to stay," a senior administration official said, as Washington seeks to bolster international support to counter China's growing global influence.

U.S., China trade barbs at U.N. over South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called out bullying in the South China Sea on Monday and warned the U.N. Security Council that a conflict "would have serious global consequences for security and for commerce," sparking a strong rebuke from China.

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