China condemns Canada’s support for Philippines over South China Sea incidents

December 14, 2023 - 11:13 AM
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A Philippine Coast Guard ship is seen surrounded by Chinese maritime militia vessels and a Chinese Coast Guard ship during a resupply mission for Filipino troops stationed at a grounded warship in the South China Sea, October 4, 2023. (Reuters/Adrian Portugal)

China condemns Canada’s support for the Philippines in “violating” China’s sovereignty in the South China Sea, said a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Canada.

“The South China Sea is the common home of countries in the region and should not become a hunting ground for Canada, the United States and other countries to pursue their geopolitical interests,” said a spokesperson for the embassy in a statement on Thursday.

China and the Philippines over the past few months have had several confrontations in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

– Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Bernard Orr; Editing by Christopher Cushing