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But the former Australian PM says the pessimists are in the ascendency.
Buildings, runways and fields dot "reclaimed" islands.
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They've shoehorned jokes into almost every answer.
The Coalition is still on the warpath.
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The Labor Senator tried to repair his reputation in trainwreck presser.
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Towers and hexagonal structures have also been built on the islets in recent months.
China and Russia will hold “routine” naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China’s Defence Ministry said.
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The U.S. Vice President warned about Pacific troubles.
The South China Sea decision has sparked a mango boycott.
While providing a legal resolution to the Philippines’ case against China, the PCA ruling ultimately resolves nothing. If anything, regional tensions have increased due to the ruling, and while welcomed by most regional states, instability will increase as states digest the outcome and consider how best to shape their responses to China in light of the ruling.
China has furiously rejected an international tribunal’s ruling that it breached the Philippines’ sovereign rights.
Because you can't make up islands with a magic line.