European Commission president: China’s show of military force can have global repercussions

August 1, 2023 - 9:09 AM
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gestures during a joint press statement with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines, July 31, 2023. (Aaron Favila/Pool via Reuters)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that China’s show of military force, including in the Taiwan Strait, affects the region and can have global repercussions.

She was speaking at a business event in Manila, after meeting with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to discuss trade, maritime security and climate change.

—Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor

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