China and the Philippines, along with Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan, have been locked for decades in an increasingly tense conflict over mostly barren islands, reefs and atolls and rich fishing waters in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

South China Sea: Philippines rejects Beijing’s ‘administrative centre’ label on disputed reef

  • Experts say Fiery Cross has been developed into one of China’s most advanced bases in the area with missile shelters, structures with retractable roofs, radars and a runway
  • China and the Philippines, along with Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan, have been locked for decades in an increasingly tense conflict
Topic |   South China Sea
China and the Philippines, along with Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan, have been locked for decades in an increasingly tense conflict over mostly barren islands, reefs and atolls and rich fishing waters in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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