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March 24, 2017
South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian: Li
Sydney (AFP) March 24, 2017
China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country's premier said Friday in Australia, claiming defence equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is "primarily" for civilian use. The sea is a source of growing regional tension, with Beijing insisting it has sovereignty over virtually all the resource-rich waters, which are also claimed in part by several other countries, and deemed international waters by most of the world. "Even if there is a certain amount of defen ... read more

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