South China Sea tension mounts near Filipino shipwreck

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(Reuters) – A wrecked navy transport ship perched on a remote coral reef could be the next flashpoint in the South China Sea, where China and five other claimants bitterly dispute territory.

The Philippines is accusing China of encroachment after three Chinese ships, including a naval frigate, converged just 5 nautical miles from an old transport ship that Manila ran aground on a reef in 1999 to mark its territory…

.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-philippines-china-idUSBRE94R0YS20130529..

 

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