Crew members of a fishing vessel that sank after it collided with a Chinese fishing boat off Reed Bank in the South China Sea are mobbed by journalists following a news conference in Manila on June 28. The United States is hemming and hawing about backing up the Philippines against China.
Unwilling to confront Beijing in the South China Sea, Washington is remaining vague about what a recent Chinese assault on a Philippine fishing boat means for a U.S.-Philippine defense treaty....
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