Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has cautioned China against crossing a red line in the South China Sea, warning that any Filipino casualties from China’s actions would be considered close to an act of war.

At a security forum in Singapore, Marcos emphasized the importance of the US’s involvement in the region and stressed that the Philippines would respond accordingly to any threats to its sovereignty.

The escalating tensions between the two countries have raised concerns about potential conflict in the area, with the US reaffirming its commitment to its treaty with the Philippines.

China has defended its actions in the South China Sea, accusing the Philippines of provocation.

However, efforts are being made to improve communication between the US and China to prevent further escalation of tensions.

Credit : BBC

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