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Protests Lodged Over Chinese Plane Landing on Artificial Island

Tensions are rising between China and its regional neighbors after Beijing tested out a runway on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea.  A civilian plane landed on a runway on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands, one of many islands and reefs in the South China Sea claimed by China and other Asia-Pacific nations, including Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines.  Vietnam has lodged a formal diplomatic protest with China over its action, while a spokesman for the...

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