China to stage sea exercises ahead of ruling
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China will hold military drills in the disputed South China Sea, Chinese officials said Sunday, ahead of an international tribunal ruling over Beijing’s maritime claims in the resource-rich area. The drills will be held in waters around the Paracel Islands from July 5 to 11, with other ships prohibited from entering the waters during that time, a short statement by the maritime safety administration said. The military exercises come as an international tribunal in The Hague prepares to rule on a case brought by the Philippines challenging China’s claims in the strategic waterway.
Araneta, S. (2016, July 4). China to stage sea exercises ahead of ruling. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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Military operations; Disputes; International law; International waters; Conferences; Economics; Defence craft; Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Duterte, Rodrigo; Andanar, Martin; Yasay, Perfecto Jr.; del Rosario, Laura; Xi, Jinping
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