Philippines condemns China’s ‘dangerous,’ ‘illegal’ acts in South China Sea

October 22, 2023 - 12:09 PM
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A China Coast Guard ship is seen from a Philippine fishing boat at the disputed Scarborough Shoal April 6, 2017. Picture taken April 6, 2017. (Reuters/Erik De Castro/File Photo)

 The Philippines condemned “in the strongest degree” the “dangerous blocking maneuvers” of a China Coast Guard vessel on Sunday that caused it to collide with a Philippine resupply boat.

The Philippine task force on South China Sea said in a statement the “dangerous, irresponsible and illegal actions of the Chinese Coast Guard, which took place on Sunday morning, were “in violation of Philippine sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction”.

— Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by William Mallard

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