Delfin Lorenzana the Philippines’ defence secretary, says his country tried to put up makeshift structures on a sandbar off Thitu Island in the Spratly Islands in August, but China objected and sent ships to the area. Photo: Bloomberg

Philippines seeks military protocol with China to head off clashes after South China Sea stand-off

Duterte calls off construction on sandbar in disputed waters after protests from China

Topic |   South China Sea
Delfin Lorenzana the Philippines’ defence secretary, says his country tried to put up makeshift structures on a sandbar off Thitu Island in the Spratly Islands in August, but China objected and sent ships to the area. Photo: Bloomberg
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