China advises Philippines to not make provocations in South China Sea

September 26, 2023 - 4:37 PM
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Journalists onboard a Philippines Coast Guard ship take photos of a China Coast Guard vessel, during a resupply mission for troops stationed at a grounded Philippines ship, in the South China Sea, September 8, 2023. (Reuters/Jay Ereno)

BEIJING — China’s foreign ministry advised the Philippines to not make provocations or seek trouble, the ministry said on Tuesday at a regular press conference.

Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the comments while responding to a question regarding the Philippines removing a floating barrier in a disputed area in the South China Sea.

– Reporting by Beijing newsroom