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Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan

How the Philippine military’s efforts to build a defence zone in northern Philippines can greatly influence other territories in the South China Sea.

The Philippines is building its first military base on Y’Ami Island on the northernmost tip of the country.

Taiwan is just 80 kilometres away from the uninhabited island, also known as Mavulis Island.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Mavulis Island, Philippines.