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China takes steps to control South China Sea

Beijing’s new land-reclamation strategy in the South China Sea has been ringing alarm bells in the region and has prompted the U.S. to accuse China of attempting to force its way to de facto control of disputed waters. Several high-definition satellite images surfaced this month of China’s land reclamation and construction on Mischief Reef in […]

China’s aircraft carrier now docked in Hainan

MANILA, Philippines—China’s aircraft carrier has docked in the southernmost island province of Hainan two days after it set sail to conduct sea trials in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, “will carry out relevant experiments and trainings” while docked at the Sanya City Naval Harbor, China’s official Xinhua […]

No moves to redeploy patrol vessels to Panatag Shoal yet — DFA chief

The government has not yet made a move to redeploy patrol vessels to the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal even as three Chinese ships remain in the vicinity, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario. “We had pulled out our ships because of bad weather. There were significant storms there in the last couple of […]