Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China SeaBy Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines expressed “serious concerns” over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken “appropriate diplomatic action”, the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. China’s air force said bombers such as the H-6K had landed and taken off from islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week, drawing angry reactions from opposition lawmakers in Manila. The Philippines could not independently verify the presence of Chinese bombers in the South China Sea, said presidential spokesman Harry Roque.


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Bombers in the South China Sea: Beijing Grows Military Presence on Disputed Islands

  1. Bombers in the South China Sea: Beijing Grows Military Presence on Disputed Islands  Wall Street Journal
  2. US criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters  ABC News
  3. Senate must make stand on Chinese activity in West Philippine Sea, Drilon says  Philippine Star
  4. Air Force bombers land on island airport for first time  ecns
  5. Asia in 3 minutes: naughty Chinese tourists in Vietnam; naughty monkeys in Thailand  South China Morning Post
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China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea islandChina’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. “A division of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to ‘reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions’,” it said in the statement issued on Friday. It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for “the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea”.


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Suicide Bombers Kill At Least 13, Wound Dozens At Churches In Indonesia

  1. Suicide Bombers Kill At Least 13, Wound Dozens At Churches In Indonesia  NPR
  2. Members of a family bombed 3 Indonesian churches, police say  Los Angeles Times
  3. Indonesia blast: at least 10 injured in attack on Surabaya police station  The Guardian
  4. Indonesia Family, With Children in Tow, Carries Out Suicide Bombings at 3 Churches  New York Times
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