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China ignores a ruling of the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration that declared Mischief Reef a part of the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone
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President Duterte's spokesman and his defense chief are not on the same page when it comes to China's promise: Is it a promise just to stop new reclamation in the South China Sea, or also to refrain from militarization of its man-made islands?
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
Before this construction China lacked the refueling and resupply capabilities to reach the southern part of the South China Sea Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies says
The reclaimed Kagitingan Reef is believed to become the site of a runway for China s air assets to be present in a disputed area already dominated by its ships
A Chinese airstrip in the West Philippine Sea will dramatically change the security situation because it will allow Chinese assets to stay longer in the area