The Philippines have announced they are moving troops and supplies to an island in the South China Sea.
They are preparing to extend a runway on an island they have disputed ownership with China for many years. They also plan to build a new dock on the isle.
China of course are far from happy that the Filipinos have decided to undertake this work on Pagasa Island, which often goes under the name of Thitu Island. The island has been home to Filipino soldiers and fishermen for decades but according to China, it belongs to them.
Lt. Gen. Raul del Rosario, head of the Philippine military’s Western Command, says troops and initial supplies arrived on Pagasa island last week.
Thitu is located halfway between the south coast of Vietnam and the Philippines and is one of many islands that form the Spratly Island group.
Source : Bangkokpost
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