South China Sea Flareups Raise Fears of Wider Conflict

SUBSCRIBER+ EXCLUSIVE REPORTING — The South China Sea is boiling again.  

This month, the Philippines  accused  China’s coast guard of deploying water cannons and ramming maneuvers against Philippine vessels near the disputed Scarborough Shoal. The incident followed multiple  near collisions  and  accusations  of military interference and intimidation between the two countries in the South China Sea, all of which have sparked fresh fears of conflict in one the world’s most vital waterways. 

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