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A very unChinese standoff in the South China Sea

"The defining strategic engagement of the 21st Century is shaping up"

By Robert Fry  

A Filipino soldier patrols the shore of Pag-asa Island during the visit of General Gregorio Pio Catapang, the Philippines' military chief, in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea ©Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool/AP

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