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
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

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
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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