Beijing Orders 200 Ships To Spratly Islands, Provoking Panic In Manila | Zero Hedge

What appears to be Beijing’s latest military flex in the South China Sea – the contested collection of shoals and reefs that plays a crucial role in global trade and also contains vast untapped gas reserves – has reportedly set off “alarm bells” in Manila, just as the Philippines and the US were preparing to begin a round of military drills. According to Bloomberg, Philippines personnel have lodged a complaint with a joint Chinese-Flippino commission created to resolve disputes in the region, after authorities counted a mass of 200 Chinese ships around the Thitu, the second-largest island in the Spratly Islands.

Source: Beijing Orders 200 Ships To Spratly Islands, Provoking Panic In Manila | Zero Hedge

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