- Posted 07 Feb 2017 17:02
- Updated 08 Feb 2017 02:11
File photo of Chinese navy in the South China Sea. (Photo: AFP)
In an interview with AFP, Delfin Lorenzana said he believed China would eventually reclaim Scarborough Shoal, just 230 kilometres from the main Philippine island of Luzon.
Beijing has already built up a number of islets and reefs in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, installing military facilities on several of them.
Analysts say similar installations on nearby Scarborough Shoal could give China effective military control over the disputed Sea – something the US has said it is not prepared to accept. Tiếp tục đọc “China likely to build on reef near Philippines: Minister”