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Philippines summons Chinese diplomat over 'harassment' in South China Sea

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Chinese Coast Guard vessels fired water cannons at a Philippine resupply vessel on its way to a resupply mission in the South China Sea. China responded to remarks by the U.S. Secretary of State about a security deal with the Philippines, urging the U.S. to avoid interfering in the South China Sea issue. The Philippine government summoned a Chinese diplomat to protest the use of water cannons, describing it as harassment and dangerous maneuvers. This is the 20th protest filed by the Philippines against China this year. The Philippines accuses China of escalating tensions in the South China Sea.