Chinese construction on disputed Scarborough Shoal prompts Manila to recall ambassador

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The Philippine government accused China of illegally constructing a concrete facility on the disputed isle of Scarborough Shoal. Manila recalled its ambassador to Beijing in protest and for consultation. The Scarborough Shoal lies about 100 nautical miles from Subic Bay, but some 500 nm from China’s Hainan island. It is inside the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone but is claimed by China as its sovereign territory.

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