China’s coast guard: ‘legally drove away’ Philippine coast guard vessel near Scarborough shoal

February 6, 2024 - 10:22 AM
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An aerial view shows the BRP Sierra Madre on the contested Second Thomas Shoal, locally known as Ayungin, in the South China Sea, March 9, 2023 (File Photo via Reuters)

China’s coast guard said on Monday it “legally drove away” a Philippine coast guard vessel which “intruded” into waters near Scarborough Shoal.

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The Philippine embassy in Beijing did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

— Reporting by Beijing newsroom;Editing by Alison Williams