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#1 ION WORLD NEWS > US WARNS CHINA ON MOVES TO DOMINATE SOUTH CHINA SEA.
Recovery of ancient or alleged lost territories, massive new UW resources, control or blockade of world-votal Strait of Malaccas, + set up of PLA Naval, Air bridgehead to the Philipines, Indonesia, PNG, + bulk if SE Asia.
* TOPIX > STROM WARNINGS: SOUTH CHINA SEA REFLECTS DANGER OF [proposed US] DEFENCE CUTS.
* SAME > [US]EXPERT: CHINA MUST ABIDE BY UNCLOS.
* TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > FACTBOX: JAPAN MILITARY WELL-ARMED [+ well-trained], BUT UNTESTED IN BATTLE, since 1945.