Senate to probe Chinese Missiles
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The Senate will investigate the reported deployment by China of missiles on three Philippine-claimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago, and press the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to explain how it will respond to Beijing’s actions, Senate leaders said on Sunday. An opposition lawmaker also said on Sunday that he would file a resolution in the House of Representatives for an investigation of China’s “creeping invasion” of Philippine territory in the South China Sea. US news network CNBC, citing sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports, said last Wednesday that China had deployed antiship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on Kagitingan, Zamora and Panganiban reefs in the Spratly archipelago.
Yap, D., & Nonato, V. (2018, May 7). Senate to probe Chinese Missiles. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A19.
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Territorial waters; Disputes; Military operations; Exclusive economic zone; Exclusive rights; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; International law; Law of the sea; Governments; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Pimentel, Aquilino III; Legarda, Loren; Erice, Edgar; Zarate, Carlos Isagani; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Biazon, Ruffy; Robredo, Leni; Hua, Chunying; Roque, Harry