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China deploys new weapons systems to Paracel Islands

May 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Nearby, the Philippines begins 'long-delayed repairs' to its runway on the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea, says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

NEW WEAPONS. China deploys new weapons systems to Woody Island, their base on the Paracel Islands. Photo from CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe  NEW WEAPONS. China deploys new weapons systems to Woody Island, their base on the Paracel Islands. Photo from CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe

Beijing: South China Sea defenses 'absolutely necessary'

Feb 25, 2016 - 11:20 PM

China s defense ministry speaks out as tensions rise between the US and China over reports that Beijing has deployed surface to air missiles fighter jets and radar installations in the contested region

WOODY ISLAND. This file aerial view taken on July 27, 2012 shows part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China now considers part of Hainan province. File Photo from AFP.

PH slams China over ‘missiles’ in disputed sea

Feb 19, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The Philippines says actions such as deploying missiles ‘negate China’s earlier commitment not to militarize the South China Sea’

SLAMMING CHINA. Filipinos stage a demonstration on February 19, 2016, to protest against China’s reported deployment of a surface-to-air missile system in the disputed South China Sea. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

PH asserts rights over claim as China deploys missile in disputed sea

Feb 17, 2016 - 7:09 PM

We are also witnessing very aggressive actions by our big neighbor the world’s second largest economy and a nuclear power at that President Aquino says at a forum in Los Angeles

WORLD AFFAIRS. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech before the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel on February 16, 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

China builds military airstrip on disputed island – Xinhua

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:31 PM

The runway is Beijing s latest physical assertion of control in the area two years after it declared a city named Sansha centered on Woody Island – known as Yongxing in Chinese – to administer vast swathes of the South China Sea