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US: Chinese Island-Building Threatens Shipping, Fishing

  • Simone Orendain

China’s aggressive island-building in the South China Sea has drawn international attention to Beijing’s expansive maritime territorial claims. The Philippines is contesting those claims before an international tribunal at The Hague - saying Beijing has dramatically damaged the livelihoods of some Philippine fisherfolk. From the town of Masinloc on the shores of the disputed sea, Simone Orendain reports.

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