A Chinese airstrip on a man-made reef in the Spratly chain of islands in the South China Sea is seen from a Philippine air force transport plane in 2017. Photo: AP

Major hurdles – and rewards – as China and Philippines try to forge deal to share South China Sea resources

If the two sides manage to reach an agreement, an outcome that is far assured given the myriad political and legal complexities, it could radically alter the dynamics of a vexing geopolitical dispute

Topic |   South China Sea

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A Chinese airstrip on a man-made reef in the Spratly chain of islands in the South China Sea is seen from a Philippine air force transport plane in 2017. Photo: AP
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