Chinese activities over Scarborough shoal

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    US SEES NEW CHINESE ACTIVITY AROUND SCARBOROUGH SHOAL
    Posted on March 18, 2016

    The United States has seen Chinese activity around a reef that China seized from the Philippines nearly four years ago that could be a precursor to more land reclamation in West Philippine Sea, the US Navy chief said on Thursday.

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    PH FISHERMAN FOUGHT BACK TO CHINESE COAST GUARDS IN SCARBOROUGH SHOAL
    Posted on March 20, 2016

    Chinese Coast Guard vessels rammed and damaged a boat carrying 11 Filipino fishermen at Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) also known as Bajo de Masinloc. Reports Allan Macatuno in Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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    China Outlines Plan for Military Buildup on Disputed Island
    Website reveals future warship deployment to Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal

    BY: Bill Gertz
    April 13, 2016 5:00 am


    China’s plan for a new military buildup on a disputed island near the Philippines shows the future deployment of Chinese warships close to where U.S. naval forces will be stationed in the future.

    Details of the militarization plan for Scarborough Shoal in the Spratly Islands were obtained by U.S. intelligence agencies over the last several months, according to defense officials.

    The plans were confirmed last month when a website for Chinese military enthusiasts posted a detailed dredging plan for Scarborough Shoal, including a runway, power systems, residences, and harbor capable of supporting Chinese navy warships.

    The shoal is located about 150 miles from the Philippines’ coast. It is claimed by Manila but has been under Beijing’s control since 2012.

    Disclosure of the buildup plan for the shoal is the latest element of a dispute that has pitted the United States and regional states against China.

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    A Chinese runway in Scarborough Shoal will aggravate already high tensions – Hawaii rep
    April 19, 2016
    Ruben Santos


    Hawaii First District Representative Mark Takai is well aware of China’s provocative actions in West Philippine Sea. Takai said this actions should exclude China in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2016. The said exercise aims to help participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.

    Takai noted in a newsletter that since September 2013, China has been building islands by undertaking extensive reclamation and construction on several reefs in the Spratly Island chain in West Philippine Sea. This, according to him, created more than 3,000 acres of artificial landmasses.

    “China has reclaimed 17 times more land in 20 months than the other claimants combined over the past 40 years,” he noted.

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    Chinese Scarborough Shoal Base Would Threaten Manila
    By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    April 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM


    WASHINGTON: If China builds an artificial island on the disputed Scarborough Shoal, Sen. Dan Sullivan warned today, it will complete a “strategic triangle” of bases that can dominate the South China Sea. At this morning’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sullivan displayed a map (above) of the region overlaid with the ranges of Chinese fighters striking from a triangle of bases on (1) the Chinese island of Hainan, (2) the disputed Spratly Islands, and (3) Scarborough Shoal (as yet unbuilt). The overlapping rings would cover not only almost all the South China Sea, but much of the Philippines and Vietnam.

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