Tensions flare between China and Philippines over South China Sea dispute at ASEAN Plus Three FM's Meeting


ChinaDaily.com.cn, 1 Jul 2013
The South China Sea issue was raised by Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario on Sunday at the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministers, when he criticized China's "increasing militarization" in the area. Tensions between neighbors have flared in past weeks over territorial disputes.
Wang said on June 27 that the recent disputes concerning the South China Sea were not started by China.
Another country illegally grounded a warship and constructed buildings on a reef within China's territorial sovereignty and brought bilateral disputes to the UN arbitral tribunal, which further complicated the situation, Wang said, referring to the Philippines. Full story
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