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Friday, April 24, 2015

Chinese warship warns PHL patrol plane in disputed sea

PAF Fokker F-27-200 MPAA Chinese warship stationed near a reclaimed reef in a disputed part of the South China Sea aimed a "powerful light" at a Philippine military plane on a maritime patrol, Philippine military sources said on Thursday.

On Monday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines showed journalists surveillance pictures of China's rapid land reclamation around seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), which has alarmed G7 and Asian states.

"An Air Force Fokker plane was challenged by a Chinese frigate near Subi Reef, aiming a powerful light as it flew over the disputed area," a Philippine air force official told Reuters, declining to be named because he was not allowed to talk to the press.

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