PH distances from US sanctions vs Chinese execs for military buildup in contested waters

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MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Thursday refused to dip its hands on the reported United States sanctions against Chinese officials responsible for Beijing’s military build-up in the highly-contested South China Sea.

The US government ordered the inclusion of 24 Chinese state-owned firms on the US Commerce Department’s “Entity List” that blocks the export of US goods and materials to them.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said individuals associated with Beijing’s South China Sea operations will be unable to obtain visas to visit the United States.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippines, a former colony and longtime military ally of the US, “re…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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