Philippines urges Southeast Asia to rally to halt China reclamation in disputed waters

April 26, 2015 6:32 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday called on neighboring Southeast Asian nations to push for an immediate halt to China's reclamation in the disputed South China Sea ahead of a regional summit.

China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, with overlapping claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

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