US-Philip­pine Ties In­voke ‘Cold War Men­tal­ity’

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Plans to deepen US-Philip­pine mil­i­tary ties, in­clud­ing joint pa­trols in the South China Sea, re­flect a “Cold War men­tal­ity”, China’s de­fence min­istry said, pledg­ing to res­o­lutely op­pose any in­fringe­ment on the country’s sovereignty. The com­ments, pub­lished on the de­fence min­istry’s web­site late on Thurs­day, come af­ter the United States said it would ramp up its mil­i­tary pres­ence in the Philip­pines and an­nounced that the two coun­tries had started the joint pa­trols in the dis­puted wa­ters. Reuters

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