The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initative/DigitalGlobe

Manila accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty as South China Sea dispute rages on

  • Philippines’ foreign ministry weighs in on controversy over presence of Chinese fleet near contested Thitu Island
  • Manila has ‘consistently manifested its … objections or concerns over illegal, tension-raising or coercive activities’, statement says
Topic |   South China Sea

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The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initative/DigitalGlobe
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In 2013, China embarked on a massive land reclamation project, expanding seven reefs in the Spratlys into large artificial islands. Photo: People’s Daily

‘Time for tougher deterrence from China’ as US steps up patrols in South China Sea

  • Chinese analyst says American forces should have to think twice before going ‘too far’ with their activities in the contested waters
Topic |   South China Sea

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In 2013, China embarked on a massive land reclamation project, expanding seven reefs in the Spratlys into large artificial islands. Photo: People’s Daily
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