A protester outside the Chinese consulate in Manila calls for China to leave Philippine waters. Photo: AP

Philippine defence chief urges ‘diplomatic protest’ after Chinese vessel sinks fishing boat in disputed waters

  • A Filipino craft anchored near Recto Bank – claimed by both Manila and Beijing – sank on Sunday
  • Its 22 crewmen were left ‘to the mercy of the elements’, according to Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Topic |   South China Sea

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A protester outside the Chinese consulate in Manila calls for China to leave Philippine waters. Photo: AP
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