Philippines seeks help from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

April 15, 2015 11:05 AM

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Philippines seeks help from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is seeking more "substantive" support from its long-time security ally United States on how to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the foreign secretary said on Wednesday.

China's rapid reclamation around seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has alarmed claimants, including the Philippines and Vietnam, and drawn growing criticism from U.S. government officials and the military.

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