BEIJING - Chinese state media have accused the Philippines of using Asean as an "accomplice" in violating its claims in the South China Sea, and warned of a potential "counterstrike".
US and Philippine navy personnel aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat take part in a training exercise off Cavite province on Friday. Hundreds of Philippine and US personnel will take part in joint exercises near disputed waters in the South China Sea until Thursday. (EPA Photo)
The editorial in the overseas edition of the People's Daily, the voice of the Communist Party, came as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was due to meet in Brunei, with the maritime disputes expected to dominate discussions.
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