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China holds landing exercises in West Philippine Sea

BEIJING  — China says its navy visited its southernmost territorial claim during military drills in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine West).

The visit to James Shoal followed exercises that began Saturday marking a high-profile show of China’s determination to stake its claim to territory in an area that is disputed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei.

The official People’s Daily online said Wednesday that one destroyer, two frigates and an amphibious landing ship took part in the drills around Chinese-controlled outcroppings. They involved hovercraft, ship-born helicopters, amphibious tanks, and land-based fighters and bombers, and were followed by a ceremonial visit Tuesday to James Shoal farther south.

The area is surrounded by shipping lanes and rich fishing grounds claimed in whole or in part by neighboring countries.

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  • Alexalbert Mistisma

    To all FILIPINO Brothers:

    Remember our ancestors who defended our motherland:

    1. G. Del Pilar
    2. A. Bonifacio
    3. Lapu Lapu
    4. Sultan Kudarat
    5. The Igorots
    6. The Tausugs
    7. The Manobos
    8. Many Many More…

    • Kaizensigma

      a. bonifacio was betrayed and executed by your first republic president and his clique along with his brother. G Del pilar fought to save aguinaldo who was later himself betrayed by fellow countrymen and subsequently captured by the americans. Del Pilar’s body was despoiled and robbed by the victorious American soldiers. He lay un-buried for days, exposed to the elements. He was a true patriot, one of the rare patriot of phl history.

      The moros including the tausugs, manobos, etc were exploited by the christians, their lands taken away and impoverished.

      • mamer2

        What about in “Your country” where 95% of the Properties is owned by only 2% of your Corrupt and Autocratic, Despotic rulers.

    • $18209031

      The true Pino is Datu LapuLapu who is a tausug by bloodline, who killed the first whiteazzz Mr Magellan , a Portuwagis pervert and rapist. It was known he tried to rape a boy when he landed in Mactan . The whole townsfolks came to rescue the boy and the arrogant Magellan was struck down.

      • mamer2

        Here you are again spreading LIES, gossips, fairly-tales and still MORE LIES.!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Don’t buy Made in China. Other countries are starting to not buy made in China.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    We should boycott Made in China. Setup concentration camps and imprison all Chinese in the country.

    • victor1052

      Good suggestion. China will take up your advice and imprison all 300,000 OFws in Hong Kong and around 35,000 more , legal workers, TNTs and Filipino missionaries in the Chinese mainland itself ( including my cousins,. he he)

      • mamer2

        Har har…, even the citizens/residents of HongKong want to be sperate and independent of Red China.
        Why…, because the Red Chinese are nothing more than parasites & cheaters.

      • StrategicSafe

        Lie !! I was in Hong Kong. People there are very supportive to China’s claim on East and South China Sea Issues. Even voluntarily send civilian Ship to the dispute water. After all they are Chinese and be proud of being Chinese.

    • $18209031

      Chinoys must round these backstabbing brown Pinos and send them back to Indo Malayo Jungleland. That is where they need to go back for proper disposal by Malayo Bhumiputras their older cousins.

      • mamer2

        har har…, when your country, priding itself as the most progressive economically in the planet…, but still could not feed its hungry countyrmen, couldnot even pay them decent wages.
        Red China has one of the lowest wages in the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kung.tufo Kung Tofu Tufo

    Until now I’m waiting how China make a landing in Senkaku. Don’t use your civilian. China is the most sofisticated navy commando try to land in one of Senkaku not in Philippines controlled islands. Pilipinas lang ba ang kaya mo? Kakahiya ka China. Ang laki ng bayag mo pero duwag, ang ibig kung sabihin napakalakas ng China para umiwas sa Japan o Amerika. Labanan mo. Ipakita mo ang tapang ng mga small pe***nis.

  • 9.dashed.brain

    the US, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia.. the new Great Wall of China.
    and more to come.

    replies by government-paid chinese commenters will be ignored and considered invalid.

  • terrorist kirams

    the USA borrowing money from CHINA
    only CHINA have cash money in hands
    your stupid pinoy monkey just know talking thrash
    loser pinoy monkey

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