China’s Manila mission on Tuesday accused the United States of “creating chaos” in Asia, releasing a harsh statement after the US national security adviser backed countries in the region that have disputes with Beijing.

“We’ve got your back,” Robert O’Brien told the Philippines and Vietnam in Manila on Monday. Both states are locked in maritime rows with China. The White House envoy also underscored Washington’s commitment to Taiwan.

China’s embassy in the Philippines said O’Brien’s visit to this region was “not to promote regional peace and stability, but to create chaos in the region in order to seek selfish interests of the US.” (RT)