Activists in Manila burn paper Chinese flags during a protest on June 18 against the alleged sinking of a fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA-EFE Activists in Manila burn paper Chinese flags during a protest on June 18 against the alleged sinking of a fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA-EFE
Activists in Manila burn paper Chinese flags during a protest on June 18 against the alleged sinking of a fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

How China can soothe anger in the Philippines over the sinking of a fishing boat in the South China Sea

  • An apology from the captain of the Chinese vessel, punishment for those found to be negligent and compensation for the Filipino fishermen would ease tensions. The incident is also a reminder of the need for a regional maritime code of conduct

Activists in Manila burn paper Chinese flags during a protest on June 18 against the alleged sinking of a fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA-EFE Activists in Manila burn paper Chinese flags during a protest on June 18 against the alleged sinking of a fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA-EFE
Activists in Manila burn paper Chinese flags during a protest on June 18 against the alleged sinking of a fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, fellow at the University of the Philippines Korea Research Centre, lecturer at the Chinese Studies Programme at Ateneo de Manila University, and contributing editor (Reviews) for the Asian Politics & Policy Journal.