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New Kerala
China should not fear the deepening ties between US, India, says State Department - newkerala.com #112221drills in the South China Sea, including in June this year. Its war ships and a
China should not fear the deepening ties between US, India, says State Department - newkerala.com #112221
New Kerala / Posted 10 hours ago
drills in the South China Sea, including in June this year. Its war ships and aircraft operated in a close proximity to the Spratly Islands during the exercises. Washington also repeatedly sent its warships on patrols near the territories contested... Read more
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International Business Times
Russia to soon start mobilising warships towards South China Sea for joint naval drill with Chinamilitary activities in the disputed waters has irked the Philippines, which is
Russia to soon start mobilising warships towards South China Sea for joint naval drill with China
International Business Times / Posted 12 hours ago
military activities in the disputed waters has irked the Philippines, which is opposed to China's maritime claims over the Spratly Islands and other parts of the sea. Philippines brought the case to the international court when China seized... Read more
14h
CNN
Fourth breakdown in US Navy littoral combat shipThe USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducts patrols in international waters of the Sout
Fourth breakdown in US Navy littoral combat ship
CNN / Posted 14 hours ago
The USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducts patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yancheng follows. The Fort Worth is a Freedom variant LCS. Ships of this variant are 387.6 feet... Read more
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dna
Attrition at the seashundred small islands, rocks, and coral reefs, points to a new front for attrit
Attrition at the seas
dna / Posted 18 hours ago
hundred small islands, rocks, and coral reefs, points to a new front for attrition. Brunei claims a southern reef of the Spratly Islands. Malaysia claims three islands in the Spratlys. The Philippines claims eight islands in the Spratlys and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea rulingit had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the rulin
Philippines says China must recognise South China Sea ruling
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the ruling that none of its claims in the disputed Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile (320 km) exclusive economic zone. Its construction work on reefs there has alarmed... Read more
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Reuters
Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea rulinghas been aground since 1999 and became a Philippine military detachment on the
Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling
Reuters / Posted yesterday
has been aground since 1999 and became a Philippine military detachment on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea March 29, 2014. Picture... REUTERS/Erik De Castro MANILA China will be the "loser"... Read more
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BBC News
China TV shows Spratlys constructionsinger Song Zuying reveals the extent of construction on Fiery Cross Reef, a re
China TV shows Spratlys construction
BBC News / Posted 2 days ago
singer Song Zuying reveals the extent of construction on Fiery Cross Reef, a reclaimed island in the South China Sea. The Spratly Islands are disputed territory claimed by several Asian countries. China has been building artificial islands there,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issuesthese are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issues
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." Currently the US, with the world's largest navy, dominates the region; however, that is poised to change... Read more
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Connecticut Post
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issuesthese are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issues
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." Currently the US, with the world's largest navy, dominates the region; however, that is poised to change... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issuesthese are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issues
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." Currently the US, with the world's largest navy, dominates the region; however, that is poised to change... Read more
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Business Insider
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issuesthese are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issues
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." Currently the US, with the world's largest navy, dominates the region; however, that is poised to change... Read more
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Breitbart
Philippines's Duterte to China: If You Invade Us, 'It Will Be Bloody'Chinese listeners that he had no plans to “raise hell now” about their territor
Philippines's Duterte to China: If You Invade Us, 'It Will Be Bloody'
Breitbart / Posted 5 days ago
Chinese listeners that he had no plans to “raise hell now” about their territorial disputes. China claims the Paracel and Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, claimed by Vietnam and the Philippines. The total territory... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
Dangerous Seas: China & The U.S.. Categoryspokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to “be careful.” While one U.S. ad
Dangerous Seas: China & The U.S.. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 6 days ago
spokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to “be careful.” While one U.S. admiral suggested drawing “the line” at the Spratly Islands close to the Philippines, an editorial in the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times warned that U.S. actions... Read more
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Rappler
PH black sand possibly used to build China 'islands' – DFAfrom our territories, mined from there, and then used to undertake these reclam
PH black sand possibly used to build China 'islands' – DFA
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
from our territories, mined from there, and then used to undertake these reclamation activities, particularly in the Spratly Islands, where these reclamation activities have almost been completed," Yasay said in a Senate briefing on... Read more
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Reuters
Philippines says sea dispute not led to shift in ties with China or U.S.FILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around
Philippines says sea dispute not led to shift in ties with China or U.S.
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
FILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Full steamof artificial islands that China has built on reefs and atolls a long way from
Full steam
Namibia Economist / Posted 7 days ago
of artificial islands that China has built on reefs and atolls a long way from Chinese shores. Three of these bases in the Spratly islands have military-length runways, and recent satellite pictures show the construction of concrete bunkers,... Read more
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Reuters
Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year'Manila to file the arbitration case. China has ignored the court's ruling that
Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year'
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
Manila to file the arbitration case. China has ignored the court's ruling that none of its reefs and holdings in the Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Chinese construction on some of the reefs it controls in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea disputeManila to file the arbitration case. China has ignored the court's ruling that
Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
Manila to file the arbitration case. China has ignored the court's ruling that none of its reefs and holdings in the Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Chinese construction on some of the reefs it controls in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year'Manila to file the arbitration case. China has ignored the court's ruling that
Philippines' Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year'
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
Manila to file the arbitration case. China has ignored the court's ruling that none of its reefs and holdings in the Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Chinese construction on some of the reefs it controls in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Vanities, vanitiesnothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, howev
Vanities, vanities
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however—Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands—it matters greatly. —––––– › –––––— Charles Krauthammer, who has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary,... Read more
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The Age
South China Sea protests to come to Melbournea clear example, this makes the Chinese people filled with righteous indignatio
South China Sea protests to come to Melbourne
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
a clear example, this makes the Chinese people filled with righteous indignation!" Land reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AP Chinese officials and state-run media have roundly condemned the July 12... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Multipolar World Order: Economics Vs. Politicswith international economic cooperation. The Ukrainian coup, with the reunifica
Multipolar World Order: Economics Vs. Politics
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 days ago
with international economic cooperation. The Ukrainian coup, with the reunification of Crimea, or the construction on the “Spratly Islands” in the South China Sea, are two forward-looking examples of how geopolitical interests have become a main... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: There’s a price to be paid for a nation’s powerlessnessview that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven,
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: There’s a price to be paid for a nation’s powerlessness
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands — it matters greatly. Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for the Washingt... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
Full Text of All Articles The Berkeley Daily Planetspokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to “be careful.” While one U.S. ad
Full Text of All Articles The Berkeley Daily Planet
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 11 days ago
spokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to “be careful.” While one U.S. admiral suggested drawing “the line” at the Spratly Islands close to the Philippines, an editorial in the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times warned that U.S. actions... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
Conn Hallinan. Categoryspokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to “be careful.” While one U.S. ad
Conn Hallinan. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 11 days ago
spokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to “be careful.” While one U.S. admiral suggested drawing “the line” at the Spratly Islands close to the Philippines, an editorial in the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times warned that U.S. actions... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
PH alarmed at China plan to build on Scarboroughsaid the source, who requested anonymity. But Beijing might seize an opportuni
PH alarmed at China plan to build on Scarborough
Manila Standard Today / Posted 12 days ago
said the source, who requested anonymity. But Beijing might seize an opportunity to reclaim land at the atoll in the Spratly Islands before the Americans vote for a new president on November 8, he said. The atoll, about 230 kilometers west... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Krauthammer: The price of powerlessnessnothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, howev
Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 days ago
nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands — it matters greatly. Charles Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Thanks to Obama, America must deal with the price of powerlessnessvanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on Ea
Thanks to Obama, America must deal with the price of powerlessness
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on Earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands — it matters greatly. Charles Krauthammer is a Washington Post columnist. Washington Post Writers... Read more
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Orange County Register
The price of powerlessnessAnd they’re going after it. Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes’ view that these ar
The price of powerlessness
Orange County Register / Posted 12 days ago
And they’re going after it. Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes’ view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however – Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands – it matters... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Russia, Iran take over Middle Eastthese are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt.
Russia, Iran take over Middle East
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however – Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands – it matters greatly. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@charleskrauthamm... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessnessAnd they’re going after it. Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes’ view that these ar
Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 12 days ago
And they’re going after it. Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes’ view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands — it matters... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessnessAnd they’re going after it. Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes’ view that these ar
Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
And they’re going after it. Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes’ view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands — it matters... Read more
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The Mercury News
Krauthammer: China, Russia and Iran are grabbing power while U.S. watchesview that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven,
Krauthammer: China, Russia and Iran are grabbing power while U.S. watches
The Mercury News / Posted 12 days ago
view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however -- Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands -- it matters greatly. Charles Krauthammer is a Washington P... Read more
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York Daily Record
The price of powerlessnessnothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, howev
The price of powerlessness
York Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however – Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to the Spratly Islands – it matters greatly. Charles Krauthammer's email address is letters@charleskrauthammer.com. Read or Share... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Dangerous Seas: China and The U.S.spokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to "be careful." While one U.S. ad
Dangerous Seas: China and The U.S.
Op-Ed News / Posted 13 days ago
spokesman Yang Yujun cautioned the Americans to "be careful." While one U.S. admiral suggested drawing "the line" at the Spratly Islands close to the Philippines, an editorial in the Chinese Communist Party's Global Times warned that U.S. actions... Read more
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Reuters
Philippines gets first coastguard boat from Japan to boost securityPhilippines its most pressing security concern. China has dredged up sand and
Philippines gets first coastguard boat from Japan to boost security
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
Philippines its most pressing security concern. China has dredged up sand and built up reefs to make seven islands in the Spratly islands, some with port facilities and air strips. China says is has the right to do whatever work it wants on its... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte won’t press ASEAN on sea dispute with Chinaclaiming in almost its entirety. SFM FILE – This May 11, 2015, file photo, sho
Duterte won’t press ASEAN on sea dispute with China
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
claiming in almost its entirety. SFM FILE – This May 11, 2015, file photo, shows land reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. A landmark ruling on an arbitration case filed by the Philippines that seeks to... Read more
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International Business Times
China and Asean nations vow to outline rules for South China Sea by next yearalmost the entire waterway, which reportedly has mineral-rich deposits. Constr
China and Asean nations vow to outline rules for South China Sea by next year
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
almost the entire waterway, which reportedly has mineral-rich deposits. Construction is seen on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly islands in the disputed South China Sea in this 3 June 2016 satellite imageCSIS Asia Maritime Transparency... Read more
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Swissinfo
China, ASEAN aim to complete framework of South China Sea rules next yearFILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around
China, ASEAN aim to complete framework of South China Sea rules next year
Swissinfo / Posted 14 days ago
FILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United... Read more
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News.com.au
South China Sea 'on Indonesia's agenda'ruling and recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinfo
South China Sea 'on Indonesia's agenda'
News.com.au / Posted 15 days ago
ruling and recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the Spratly Islands. Shortly after referring to the ruling, Jokowi said the government was "prioritising" the country's outer... Read more
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Perth Now
South China Sea 'on Indonesia's agenda'ruling and recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinfo
South China Sea 'on Indonesia's agenda'
Perth Now / Posted 15 days ago
ruling and recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the Spratly Islands. Shortly after referring to the ruling, Jokowi said the government was "prioritising" the country's outer... Read more
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Adelaide Now
South China Sea 'on Indonesia's agenda'ruling and recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinfo
South China Sea 'on Indonesia's agenda'
Adelaide Now / Posted 15 days ago
ruling and recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the Spratly Islands. Shortly after referring to the ruling, Jokowi said the government was "prioritising" the country's outer... Read more
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The Manila Times
PH eyes int’l support for China stancehowever, is firm in rejecting the ruling and has beefed up military constructio
PH eyes int’l support for China stance
The Manila Times / Posted 16 days ago
however, is firm in rejecting the ruling and has beefed up military construction in the hotly contested Kalayaan (Spratly) islands. China has also been turning away Filipino fishermen attempting to fish at Panatag Shoal. Lukewarm on new... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Declare Spratlys a marine protected area, gov't urgedMANILA, Philippines — Environmental advocates recently called for the declarati
Declare Spratlys a marine protected area, gov't urged
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Environmental advocates recently called for the declaration of the Spratly Islands as a marine protected area amid the dispute with China. Manila-based think tank Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) and the Philippine... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Work with China but stick to our claims, envoy advisestalks with China and find a peaceful solution to the disputes over ownership of
Work with China but stick to our claims, envoy advises
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
talks with China and find a peaceful solution to the disputes over ownership of Scarborough Shoal off Zambales and the Spratly islands off Palawan, among others. Realist, pragmatic “President Duterte is a realist and a pragmatic man,” Manalo... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Look at these satellite images and you'll know that 'China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands'these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
Look at these satellite images and you'll know that 'China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands'
Stamford Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." All the while, Beijing maintains the July 12 ruling has no bearing on its territorial claims in the South... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Look at these satellite images and you'll know that 'China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands'these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
Look at these satellite images and you'll know that 'China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands'
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." All the while, Beijing maintains the July 12 ruling has no bearing on its territorial claims in the South... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Look at these satellite images and you'll know that 'China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands'these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China
Look at these satellite images and you'll know that 'China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands'
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
these are for military purposes — and they are the smoking gun that shows China has every intention of militarizing the Spratly Islands." All the while, Beijing maintains the July 12 ruling has no bearing on its territorial claims in the South... Read more
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The Manila Times
Expert: Chinese facilities in disputed sea operational next yeartank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reported that Beijin
Expert: Chinese facilities in disputed sea operational next year
The Manila Times / Posted 18 days ago
tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reported that Beijing has been continuously militarizing the Spratly Islands with its construction of reinforced aircraft hangars on Fiery Cross, Subi and Panganiban (Mischief)... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Japan urges int’l community to continue its support of UN rulingmeeting in Cambodia in 2012 and the watering down of a joint communiqué on Chin
Japan urges int’l community to continue its support of UN ruling
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
meeting in Cambodia in 2012 and the watering down of a joint communiqué on China’s artificial island building in the Spratly Islands in Laos last month. Ohtaka said, however, that “[n]obody is giving up on Asean yet, a lot of things will be... Read more
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