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South China Sea dispute ongoing.
Manila finds marker with Chinese writing, buoys in disputed waters: sources
BY MANUEL MOGATO
The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds of yellow buoys in waters near the Reed Bank, an area of the South China Sea where Manila has long explored for oil and gas, Philippine naval sources said.
One source, a sailor, told Reuters he was on a fishing boat being used by the navy that discovered the rubber buoys and the floating steel marker at the end of May. The buoys stretched “as far as the eye could see”, the sailor said.
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