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Ships dock on Pag-Asa Island, as beaching ramp inaugurated

Department of National Defense PAS via AP

Posted at Jun 09 2020 07:20 PM

Ships dock on Pag-Asa Island, as beaching ramp inaugurated

In this handout photo provided by the Department of National Defense PAS, ships carrying construction materials are docked at the newly built beach ramp at the Philippine-claimed island of Pag-Asa, also known as Thitu, in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday. The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea on Tuesday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the "full-blast" development of the far-flung territory but would likely infuriate China.