Biden reportedly to issue warning on China's activities in South China Sea

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The Financial Times quoted sources from senior U.S. officials as saying that U.S. President Biden will hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippine President Marcos Jr. this week, during which he will issue a warning to China regarding its activities in the South China Sea. Expressing serious concern about the situation related to Second Thomas Shoal.

U.S. officials said the United States is wary of drawing a "red line" with China; one official said that if a red line was drawn, China would act close to it. Another official said China may not believe its actions are sufficient to trigger U.S. commitments in the joint defense treaty.

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