Name-calling mars sea dispute
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The quarrel between the Philippines and China over the disputed territories in the South China Sea turned into a war of words on Tuesday, with the Philippines calling China “a big-time squatter” as a result of its reclamation in the area and a Chinese mouthpiece calling the Philippines a “cute little submissive” of the United States. Armed Forces spokesman Joselito Kakilala said China was not only stealing territory but also eliminating the maritime food chain systems of the present and next generations of Filipinos. “These artificial walls of sand that China is building eliminates centuries-old pristine coral reefs in our exclusive economic zone,” Kakilala said.
Solmerin, F. S. (2015, April 22). Name-calling mars sea dispute. Manila Standard, p. A3.
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