The Philippines military vessel grounded on the shoal in 1999 and used a base. Photo: SCMP Pictures The Philippines military vessel grounded on the shoal in 1999 and used a base. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The Philippines military vessel grounded on the shoal in 1999 and used a base. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China could ‘drag away’ Philippine atoll base, but is showing ‘restraint’: Communist Party newspaper

China has shown patience, but it is committed to defending its territory, says commentary in the People’s Daily ahead of tribunal ruling on maritime disputes in the region

Topic |   South China Sea
The Philippines military vessel grounded on the shoal in 1999 and used a base. Photo: SCMP Pictures The Philippines military vessel grounded on the shoal in 1999 and used a base. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The Philippines military vessel grounded on the shoal in 1999 and used a base. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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