South China Sea: Philippines says Whitsun Reef dispute shows China intends to occupy more ‘features’

Apr 4, 2021 | INVESTING

The Philippines’ defence chief on Sunday said China was looking to occupy more areas in the South China Sea, citing the continued presence of Chinese vessels that Manila believes are manned by militias in disputed parts of the strategic waterway.“The continued presence of Chinese maritime militias in the area reveals their intent to further occupy features in the West Philippine Sea,” Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement, using the local name for the South China Sea.It was the…

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