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The reason why the Philippines is so important is that among the five US treaty allies in the Indo-Pacific region, the Philippines is the closest to Taiwan. Its northernmost island of Luzon is even closer.
The CCP is not only exerting high pressure on Taiwan but is also in conflict with the Philippines in the South China Sea. As China finds itself in a rapidly changing environment both internally and externally, a major internal upheaval seems to be on its way.
Tensions in the South China Sea have escalated in recent weeks as China and the Philippines became embroiled in a series of disputes over territories over which they both claim sovereignty. Under the U.S.-Philippines military alliance, the U.S. will come to the defense of the Philippines in the event of a serious confrontation between the Philippines and other countries in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
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