China has accused the United States of violating its sovereignty

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"(Beijing) said some red lines, we said some red lines. The operations, which the Obama administration curtailed somewhat but which picked up again under President Donald Trump, are meant to exercise what the United States says are its rights under global law. "If anyone gets the natural resources in the Western Philippines Sea, South China Sea, he will go to war", Cayetano said. He said, "Whatever happens, happens". [PARA] Mr Duterte said, the United States have not assured that it would remain on the side of the South-east Asian nation if war broke out.

China China's landing of H-6K bomber aircraft at Woody Island earlier this month has raised tensions, and in response the US has uninvited China from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise. In April, he publicly declared that he "loved" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Cayetano further elaborated that among the territorial issues discussed, with China, were construction activities at a disputed shoal and the unilateral extraction of oil and gas in the region. The officials said the operation was planned months in advance, long before the decision was made last week to rescind China's invitation to the multinational Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise to protest its militarization of the South China Sea. The official, on Monday, stated that there are several "red lines" or actions - if crossed or taken - would be deemed unacceptable resulting in an aggressive response from Manila.

The move comes at a sensitive time between the U.S. and China, after the United States disinvited China from an worldwide military exercise last week and the two countries continue to spar over trade and foreign policy.

"It is not the policy of this administration to engage in megaphone or microphone diplomacy, and announce each and every action, unless announcing it is beneficial to us", Cayetano said.

Latest developments in the tensions near the South China Sea have seen the deployment of two militarily equipped US Navy warships near the disputed islands of the sea where China is attempting to assert their claims upon.

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China's defense ministry has also accused Washington of encroaching on Beijing's territory by sailing past the islands.

To reinforce its claims to the territory, the Chinese government has built a series of artificial islands in the Paracel and Spratly Island chains, complete with radar facilities and airstrips. It said that Chinese government had promulgated the baseline of the territorial sea off the Xisha Islands in 1996.

But Beijing's position overlaps competing territorial claims from the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan, among others.

The foreign secretary remains resolute saying both the Philippines and China have set rules, relating to the South China Sea dispute, which must be respected by either party.

While this operation had been planned months in advance, and similar operations have become routine, it comes at a particularly sensitive time and just days after the Pentagon uninvited China from a major US -hosted naval drill.

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