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Judge Amy Berman ruled Monday against two conservation groups - the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force and the Friends of Animals - that had sought an import ban on rhino hunt trophies into the U.S..

The court bid by the conservation groups was brought about by the hunting permits given to the American hunter Corey Knowlton and Michael Luzich that allowed them to import hunting trophies into the U.S.

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China on Tuesday accused the Philippines as being "hypocritical and inconsistent in word and deed" as the latter prepares to revamp a military airport in the South China Sea. (Xinhuanet file photo)

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday accused the Philippines as being "hypocritical and inconsistent in word and deed" as the latter prepares to revamp a military airport in the South China Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a regular press briefing while commenting on a report that the Philippines is ready to upgrade a military airport on Zhongye Island, part of China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

The Philippine air force has recently transported substantial amounts of construction materials to the island, according to a report in the China Daily.

The Philippines hypocritically claimed to have stopped construction on Zhongye Island while brazenly continuing to upgrade facilities such as an airport on the island, which the Philippines occupies illegally, Lu told the press briefing.

He added that it exposed the fact that the arbitration lodged by the Philippines was political provocation under the cloak of law.

According to Lu, since the 1970s, the Philippines have illegally occupied some islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands by force, violating international laws including the UN Charter and the basic norms of international relations. The Philippines did a lot of building and deployment of armaments on the islands and reefs it illegally occupied, Lu said.

Lu urged the Philippines to respect China's territorial sovereignty and rights and interests, and abide by international laws including the UN Charter, the basic norms of international relations and the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC).

"The Philippines should stop activities that violate China's territorial sovereignty and rights and interests, and return to the correct track of solving relevant disputes via bilateral negotiations," Lu said.


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"As Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said, the Philippines' action of forwarding the arbitration case is unlawful, unfaithful, and unreasonable," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing. Full Story

Spotlight: U.S., Philippine military deployment in South China Sea to disturb regional peace, stability

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday slammed the United States and the Philippines for increasing their military presence in the South China Sea, as the Southeast Asian country announced plans to give the U.S. access to five bases.

"The U.S.-Philippines cooperation should not target third parties, harm the sovereignty or security interests of other states, or hamper regional peace and stability," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

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