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China deploys three ‘navigation’ beacons in the South China Sea
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China deploys three ‘navigation’ beacons in the South China Sea

BEIJING – China has employed three navigation beacons around the contested  Islands of the South China Sea. It has taken place because the both sides are trying to secure their rights to the particular area. China’s Transport Ministry explains that it is the South China Sea maritime security centre that has set down the three beacons close to Irving Reef, Whitsun Reef and Gaven Reef which are coming from the Spratly Islands.

They explained that the whole idea and plan of beacon placement is for the safety of ships. In May, Philippines also placed navigational buoys which were carrying the country’s national flags in the boundaries of its exclusive economic zone. There is a thick layer of stress in the air as recently while the contested parts of the South China Sea, one of the world’s most important trade routes. China has claimed its right over nearly the entire South China Sea as its territory. It is also claimed by  Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei, Vietnam and the Philippines.