Report: China pressed S. Korea not to sell fighter jets to the Philippines

The Philippines, which is buying 12 FA-50 fighters from South Korea, retired the last of its U.S.-designed F-5 fighters in 2005.

The Philippines, which is buying 12 FA-50 fighters from South Korea, retired the last of its U.S.-designed F-5 fighters in 2005.

China asked South Korea not to sell FA-50 fighter jets to the Philippines, according to Japanese news reports. Beijing was apparently seeking to isolate Manila which like many of its Asian neighbors has been at odds with Beijing over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

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