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China: Islands 'reasonably' expanded
China admitted expanding its islands in the disputed South China Sea, with continued construction in the challenged islands covering about 290,000 square meters or 29 hectares this year alone, state paper People’s Daily ...
- December 26, 2017
Benham gets renamed; Beijing sidesteps threat
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order officially renaming Benham Rise to “Philippine Rise” to use the resource-rich territory off the coast of Aurora province. He signed Executive Order 25 on May 16 ...
- May 23, 2017
No need to worry, Palace tells China
Malacañang has assured Beijing of Manila’s commitment to enhance bilateral ties after the latter raised concern over President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for the military to “occupy” islands in the South China Sea. “The ...
- April 9, 2017