China has expanded facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Getty ImagesChina has expanded facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Getty Images
China has expanded facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Getty Images

China’s rising challenge to US raises risk of South China Sea conflict, Philippines warns

Manila’s top envoy says contested waters are not yet ‘a Chinese lake’ but balance of power shifting as Beijing extends its reach

Topic |   South China Sea
China has expanded facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Getty ImagesChina has expanded facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Getty Images
China has expanded facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: Getty Images
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