China asserts control of Spratlys
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Chinese cruise ships will regularly bring tourists to the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea by 2020, reports said Wednesday, as tensions mount in the region. Beijing asserts sovereignty over almost all of the strategically vital South China Sea, despite rival claims from Southeast Asian neighbors, and has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes.
China asserts control of Spratlys. (2016, June 23). Manila Standard, p. A6.
- Manila Standard