Biden threatens China over assaults on Philippines’ vessels – mutual defence treaty

US President Biden says any assault on Philippines’ vessels within the South China Sea would invoke their mutual defence treaty.

The background to that is China’s declare to massive swathes of the South China Sea, a declare dominated as having no foundation beneath worldwide legislation by the Everlasting Courtroom of Arbitration within the Hague dominated in 2016. China has thus been attacking Philippines’ vessels crusing in response to worldwide agreements.

The Philippines and US have had a Mutual Protection Treaty since 195. In a nutshell it requires each nations to assist one another if one other celebration assaults the Philippines or the US.

Chinese language assaults have added one other geopolitical flashpoint.

The principle gamers within the Russia, China, Iran, North Korea axis.