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China ready for ‘escalation’ in shoal standoff with RP By Mario J. Mallari 05/09/2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

China ready for ‘escalation’ in shoal standoff with RP

By Mario J. Mallari 05/09/2012
China is ready for “any escalation” of a tense maritime standoff with the Philippines over the disputed Scarborough shoal, Chinese vice foreign minister Fu Ying said yesterday.

The month-long flare-up is one of the most high-profile incidents for years between the two countries over their competing territorial claims to parts of the South China Sea, which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits.

“The Chinese side has... made all preparations to respond to any escalation of the situation by the Philippine side,” Fu told a Philippine diplomat based on a statement posted on China’s foreign ministry website yesterday..... MORE

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