Johnson reef - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Johnson reef


Chinese destroyer sails extremely close to U.S. warship

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:46 PM

A Chinese Luyang destroyer has approached the USS Decatur in 'an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver in the vicinity of Gaven Reef in the South China Sea,' says US Pacific Fleet spokesman Commander Nate Christensen

DISPUTED WATERS. This US Navy photo obtained October 21, 2016 shows the USS Decatur (DDG 73) as it operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) on October 13, 2016. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/US Navy/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The China build-up

Apr 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to occupy and build structures in Philippine territory in the South China Sea China has been building its own way before this

Philippines hits out at Chinese lighthouses in disputed sea

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:32 PM

These actions are obviously intended to change actual conditions on the ground and aimed at bolstering China s territorial claim in the South China Sea the Philippines foreign affairs department says

CHINA’S RECLAMATION. The Philippines releases this photo in May of China’s alleged reclamation in Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea, warning it may be building an airstrip. Photo courtesy: Department of Foreign Affairs

PH won't be provoked by signs of Chinese 'reclamation'

Jun 07, 2014 - 7:53 PM

The government added that it would continue to pursue a diplomatic solution to the dispute in the West Philippine Sea

Rappler Newscast | May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014 - 9:11 PM

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PH shows 'destabilizing' China moves in Spratlys

May 15, 2014 - 12:43 PM

UPDATED Before and after photos of China s extensive reclamation in the disputed West Philippine Sea show its violation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

SUSPECTED AIRSTRIP. The Philippines slams China for its 'extensive reclamation' on Mabini (Johnson) Reef in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

PH: Spratlys 'airstrip' affirms case vs China

May 14, 2014 - 4:30 PM

China rejects the Philippines protest over the construction of a suspected Chinese airstrip in the disputed West Philippine Sea