Anti-China protesters demonstrate in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila in March last year. Lawmakers and national security experts have warned against allowing Chinese vessels from entering an area of water off the Philippines’ northern coast. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ approval of Chinese research vessel in strategic Benham Rise waters triggers national security concerns

Ships have in the past gone into the area without approval from Manila, triggering warnings from the Southeast Asian country’s defence chief

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Anti-China protesters demonstrate in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila in March last year. Lawmakers and national security experts have warned against allowing Chinese vessels from entering an area of water off the Philippines’ northern coast. Photo: AFP
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