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Philippines to Build New Seaport in the South China Sea

The Philippines will build a new seaport in the South China Sea next year in a bid to push its claim over part of the waters, Philippine officials said, a move that analysts say is likely to provoke reactions from other claimant-countries, particularly China. But Eugenio Bito-onon, the former mayor of Kalayaan, the Philippines’ smallest municipality in the Spratly Islands, said the port is designed to make Thitu Island more accessible for about 200 residents, mostly fishermen, and about...

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