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US position on artificial islands

CHINA’s artificial islands in the South China Sea (SCS) and their upgrades have been serving as tools to Filipino politicians who’ve been mobilizing anti-Chinese sentiment against President Rodrigo Duterte who has been generally congenial to Beijing.

Yet have you ever wondered what’s the actual position of the US on building artificial islands within a coastal state’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ)?

The Manila Times 1a logoIt’s necessary to ask this as the Americans have been positioning themselves as the disciplinarian in the SCS.

It’s never been discussed in Philippine mainstream media nor parsed by Filipino experts on…

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