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U.S. says if China used water cannons on Philippine boats, would be provocative'| Reuters

Apr 22, 2015    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that if reports that China used water cannon son Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters are accurate, it would be a provocative step."It would represent a step backward in finding a diplomatic resolution to the dispute," State spokeswoman Marie Harf said.Filipino activists have accused China's coast guard of turning water cannons on civilian boats in the disputed area on Monday. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Lisa Lambert)This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

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