China eavesdropping on PH maritime activities?


MANILA – China has not only deployed and maintained the presence of its surveillance and navy ships in the West Philippine Sea, but has positioned advanced communications equipment as well to eavesdrop on all naval and maritime activities of the Philippine military based in Palawan.

“The Chinese, using their advanced communication equipment, are now capable of intercepting and monitoring our military communications, be it onshore or offshore,” a military communication expert revealed recently.

The focus of the electronic eavesdropping is the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Command (Wescom).

Wescom has the primary responsibility in protecting, guarding and enforcing the country’s sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea, a large part of which is being claimed by China as an integral part of its maritime domain.


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