take sides

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TOKYO, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- China on Tuesday denounced a US State Department document on the South China Sea, urging the US to abide by its commitment not to take sides on the South China Sea issue, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
In the meantime, tell your friends to back off and not to take sides.
In other words, in the majority of cases, when an Italian character intervenes, it is to take sides, becoming involved in the dispute, and making the exchange more elaborated.