China’s military warned the United States that US-Philippine military exercises have raised risks of armed confrontation over the disputed South China Sea.
China has territorial disputes with the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia across the South China Sea. The Obama adminstration vows to ‘pivot’ to the region reinvigorating diplomatic and security ties with allies.
All territories in the South China Sea are thought to have profitable oil reserves, situated in their economical zones.
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