The New York Times: “Philippines, Seeking to Appease Beijing, Halts Construction in South China Sea”

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has ordered military officials to stop construction work on a sandbar in a disputed area of the South China Sea after Beijing complained, the country’s defense chief said on Wednesday.

The New York Times Philippines, Seeking to Appease Beijing, Halts Construction in South China Sea https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/world/asia/philippines-south-china-sea.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0