• Philippines seeks China’s clarification on shoal plans

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says it has asked China to clarify its reported plans to build an environmental monitoring station on a disputed shoal.

  • China plans 1st structure on disputed South China Sea shoal

    BEIJING (AP) — China plans to build the first permanent structure on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, in a move likely to renew concerns over Beijing’s robust assertions of its claims in the strategically crucial waterbody.