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
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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

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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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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is embroiled in his worst foreign policy crisis over a collision in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

Rodrigo Duterte thought he had an understanding with Beijing, then came the Reed Bank collision

  • The sinking of a fishing vessel in the South China Sea has become the Philippine president’s greatest foreign policy crisis, Richard Heydarian writes

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is embroiled in his worst foreign policy crisis over a collision in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA-EFE
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