The Scarborough Shoal off the western coast of the Philippines is seen as a strategic point among the claimants because it is within easy striking distance of US forces stationed in the Philippines. Photo: Wikipedia

China ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough Shoal

Beijing insists on its claim over the islets as USS Hopper enters area, foreign ministry says

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The Scarborough Shoal off the western coast of the Philippines is seen as a strategic point among the claimants because it is within easy striking distance of US forces stationed in the Philippines. Photo: Wikipedia
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