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By Larisa Epatko
In our news wrap Thursday, in response to Chinese military buildup in the contested South China Sea, the U.S. military announced that joint patrols with the Philippine Navy are under way to tamp down tensions in the region. Also, China…
By PBS NewsHour
MANILA, Philippines — In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will be conducting joint South China Sea patrols — and eventually air patrols — with the Philippines.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Year-end shows are usually a yawn. A few big events of the soon-to-be past year are duly noted and analyzed before the view shifts to the year to come. But 2015 has been truly remarkable.
By P. J. Tobia
President Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter have urged China to curb activities in the disputed South China Sea territory. Vietnam and other allies have also been advised to ease off. Should the U.S. do more to tamp down growing…
By Tracy Wholf
Despite pressure from the United States, China is not backing down from claiming controversial territory in the South China Sea as its own. While the U.S. has not taken an official position in the dispute, Sec. Kerry has emphasized the…
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