US and China engage in 'war of words' over Myanmar and Philippines
Washington condemns meddling in region but Beijing says comments 'hypocritical'
China-occupied Subi Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
YANGON -- The U.S. and China have engaged in a diplomatic spat regarding Myanmar and the Philippines as China increases its influence in the Southeast Asian region.
U.S. diplomats across the region have launched attacks on Beijing's policies that is resulting in an escalating war of words.
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