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Japan, Philippines, US slam China’s ‘dangerous, aggressive’ moves in S.China Sea

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 11: U.S. President Joe Biden (C) holds a trilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) and Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos (L) in the East Room of the White House on April 11, 2024 in Washington, DC. Leaders from the three nations are meeting in a first-ever trilateral summit in a show of solidarity as China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea has raised tensions in the region. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Andrew Harnik / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Japan, the Philippines and the United States voiced “serious concern” Thursday over China’s actions in the South China Sea, the nations’ leaders said, amid a territorial dispute that has become increasingly tense.

“We express our serious concerns about the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) dangerous and aggressive behavior in the South China Sea,” according to a joint statement by the three leaders after a historic meeting in Washington.

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