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Philippines seeks to rename marine zone after China shows interest

by April 4, 2017 World News


MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Saturday it was planning to change the name of a stretch of water east of the country in a bid to highlight its sovereignty over the area, which was surveyed recently by a Chinese vessel.

A Chinese survey ship was tracked for several months late last year moving around Benham Rise — declared part of the Philippines’ continental shelf in 2012 by the United Nations, stirring concern in Manila about Beijing’s possible intentions. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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