Chinese Ships Spotted in Benham Rise in Eastern Philippines

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana voiced concern about Chinese incursions in Benham Rise in the eastern Philippines. The area was officially made part of the Philippines in 2012 and is not part of China’s nine-dash line. Lorenzana suspects that China is scouting for parking sites for its submarines. Benham Rise is believed to contain natural gas and is…

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