A welcome of Philippine and Chinese flags met the PLA Navy missile frigate Handan as it put in at Manila last week. Photo: AP

Philippines bridges troubled South China Sea waters by sending first ship to join PLA Navy fleet review

  • Philippine defence secretary says Manila will join Beijing’s ‘confidence building’
  • Analyst says move calms choppy waters of South China Sea dispute
Topic |   The Philippines

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A welcome of Philippine and Chinese flags met the PLA Navy missile frigate Handan as it put in at Manila last week. Photo: AP
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