18 Jun '11, 11am

Philippines downplays China naval drills: to boost its offshore maritime patrol force. The Philippines has compe...

MANILA - THE Philippine military on Saturday sought to downplay the significance of recent Chinese naval exercises in the South China Sea, amid mounting tensions over territorial disputes in the area. The Philippine Navy itself would conduct 11 days of joint exercises with its US counterpart from June 28, Philippine armed forces spokesman Commodore Miguel Jose Rodriguez noted, citing a previously announced drill. 'It's normal for navies to conduct drills. The Philippine Navy does them all the time,' he added. 'We hope someday we can exercise with the Chinese navy.' Chinese state media reported on Friday that China had recently staged three days of military exercises in the South China Sea and planned to boost its offshore maritime patrol force. The Philippines has competing claims with China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei over potentially resource-rich areas in the ...

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