US Stopped China from Reclaiming Scarborough Shoal

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed that China was all set to reclaim Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, but was stopped by the US. Though President Rodrigo Duterte is angling for warmer ties, Lorenzana said that the shoal is a red line that China must not cross. The defense department has already finalized talks with the US on the construction of military facilities for American forces to be located in two local…

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