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Philippines-China tensions simmer over underwater plateau

The Philippine government is increasing its interest in a resource-rich underwater plateau. The United Nations says it is part of the Philippines’ territory.

The Philippine government is increasing its interest in a resource-rich underwater plateau.

The United Nations says it is part of the Philippines’ territory.

However, a Chinese ship was spotted in the area. Beijing says it was conducting scientific research, but the Philippines said it had not given its consent.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Benham Rise, Eastern Philippines.