China now patrols Philippine seas and air space.
Its coast guard controls entry into and the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal, 120 miles off Luzon.
Paramilitary fleets increasingly are fishing in the Philippines’ 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Warships venture close to Zambales and Mindoro in the West Philippine Sea.
Maritime research vessels are exploring the Philippine western seabed as well as Benham Rise off Cagayan, and Samar and Surigao in the east.
All these are in breach of international…