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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

… The South China Sea?.

"On Tuesday, Philippines defense minister Delfin Lorenzana announced that Manila has reached an understanding with Beijing about Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, and that China has promised not to seize any additional land features in the region. "The Chinese will not occupy new features in the South China Sea nor they are going to build structures in Scarborough Shoal," he told a congressional hearing.

China has built a string of seven artificial islands in the Spratly chain, all of them on land features claimed by the Philippines and other nations. The government of former Philippine president Benigno Aquino opposed Chinese expansion in the region, but under the current leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, Manila has downplayed the dispute in favor of strengthening economic ties…"

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 6:25 p.m. PST

Hmm.

I had thought that China had started building 7 artificial island projects all the way back in 2011-12 and that, although international media had brought it up often, US media only began showing interest on the issue just a couple of years ago, when the islands were almost complete.

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