No New Weapons to be Installed in Philippine-Occupied Territories in Spratleys

After China voiced its concern over President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to build additional infrastructure in Philippine-occupied territories in the Spratleys, the president gave an assurance that no weapons will be installed in the islands. Duterte said that structures and flags would be put up only to show Philippine ownership. He reiterated that he does not intend to go to war or even escalate tensions, claiming that he views China as a…

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