Daily Memo: Developments in the South China Sea

The U.S. has reaffirmed its commitment to both the Philippines and Taiwan.

U.S.-Philippine defense ties. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday reaffirmed that the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty applies to parts of the South China Sea. The U.S. and Philippine defense chiefs, meanwhile, discussed the continued (but apparently shrinking) presence of Chinese vessels around disputed reefs in the Philippine exclusive economic zone. The two sides […]

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