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Philippines: Chinese Vessels Spotted Near Disputed S. Sea Islands

Officials in the Philippines say they spotted several Chinese coast guard ships near a disputed atoll in the South China Sea as recently as two weeks ago, sparking fears that China may try and take control of it. Eugenio Bito-onon, who heads the Philippines-claimed region, says China sent as many as seven ships near Jackson Atoll in the Spratlys. The Philippine Foreign Ministry said the vessels were not in the area on Wednesday. China's explanation The Chinese Foreign...

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