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South China Sea

Philippines rejects China demand to remove grounded ship

Vessel intentionally beached on atoll in 1999 to bolster sovereignty claims

The BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II-era ship, has been grounded at the disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea since 1999.   © Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines will not remove a dilapidated navy ship grounded on an atoll in the South China Sea, its defence chief said on Thursday, rejecting a demand by China after it blocked a mission to resupply the vessel's crew.

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