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China Says Philippines Stirring Tensions After Aquino Supports Japan

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June 25, 2014 AT 3:26 AM
China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of creating tension in the region, and urged Manila to show "sincerity" in upholding stability after President Benigno Aquino welcomed Japan's more assertive military policy. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made it clear on Tuesday he wanted an early agreement with his ruling party's dovish junior partner, to ease constitutional curbs that have kept Japan's military from fighting abroad since World War Two. Aquino said after meeting Abe that "nations of goodwill can only benefit if the Japanese government is empowered to assist others".