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Philippines beefs up military muscle in wake of alleged Chinese aggression in South China Sea

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The Philippines government is beefing up its military presence in the South China Sea in response to what Manila says is increasing Chinese aggression. 

In recent weeks, Manila said it has witnessed greater belligerence by Chinese vessels in its near 322-kilometre Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), despite four years of an attempted rapprochement with historic rival China.

The Philippines government has set up a South China Sea task force, which has confirmed that more ships and an aircraft will…



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