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China group's $10bn Philippines airport bid sows alarm

Sangley Point airport project located near sensitive military facilities

The Sangley Point airport will sit across Manila Bay, where the Philippine Navy headquarters is located, and may be "too close for comfort," a Navy official said. (Photo by Soner Ozmen on Unsplash)

MANILA -- Alarmed Philippine Navy officials are trying to scuttle China's involvement in a $10 billion airport project near Manila, citing national security concerns.

State-owned China Communications Construction Company, which built a chain of Chinese military outposts in the South China Sea, has joined forces with billionaire Lucio Tan's MarcoAsia on a proposed new airport at Sangley Point located near highly sensitive military facilities.

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