Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PHILIPPINES - Renewed tensions between Manila and Beijing

Manila is preparing to step up its patrols in the South China Sea, using such a coastguard vessel recently acquired from the U.S. Navy, we read in the newspaper. Philippine authorities filed a complaint with the UN to challenge the map of maritime boundaries established by China. Manila accused Beijing of harassing the last month one of its oil exploration vessels navigating in the area, incident at the origin of this new resurgence of tensions.

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