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Philippines: Chinese Surveillance Ship Parks Near Contested Shoal

A Philippine legislator says he has information that a Chinese surveillance vessel “dropped anchor” more than a month ago in the vicinity of a hotly contested shoal in the South China Sea that the Philippines claims.  Congressman Francisco Acedillo says his intelligence sources learned that the Chinese coast guard vessel was in waters “very near” a dilapidated, rusty old WWII ship, which is lodged onto Second Thomas Shoal.  Fewer than a dozen Philippine soldiers are...

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