Part 1: The US and 11 countries jointly reject and condemn the CCP’s bad activities in the South China Sea
9/28/2023 【Exposing the CCP’s Harassment in the South China Sea】Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs Dr. Jung H. Pak: The South China Sea issue not only involves the interests of the countries in the region, but also affects the economic interests of Europe and the U.S. The CCP’s harassment in this region poses a threat to the countries engaging in economic globalization. Fortunately, we have united with eleven other countries to jointly reject and condemn the PRC’s unlawful reclamation activities in the South China Sea.
Part 2: The U.S. commitment to the mutual defense treaty with the Philippines applies to the South China Sea
9/28/2023 【Exposing the CCP’s Harassment in the South China Sea】Lindsey W. Ford,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Department of Defense:
The credibility of our alliances is a bedrock part of global security. When it comes to our commitment to the mutual defense treaty with the Philippines, we believe it applies to any armed attack against Philippine armed forces, Philippine Coast Guard, public vessels and aircraft in the South China Sea. We will absolutely stand by those commitments.