Activists burn a mock Chinese flag with a map of the South China Sea during a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila. Photo: AFP

Philippines lodges diplomatic protest with Beijing over South China Sea ‘hit and run’ that sunk fishing vessel

  • Philippine fishermen were left stranded at sea, prompting some analysts to criticise the Chinese conduct as ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unethical’
  • In recent years, Chinese ships have blocked or intimidated Philippine military and civilian vessels at Reed Bank
Topic |   South China Sea

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Activists burn a mock Chinese flag with a map of the South China Sea during a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila. Photo: AFP
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Chinese warships sail through the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

‘Is it right for a country to claim whole ocean?’: Duterte frustrated with Beijing over South China Sea conduct

  • The president said he was sad and bewildered as the efforts to hammer out a code of conduct to govern the disputed waters drag on
  • He warned that the longer it takes, the greater the chance the sea would be a “flashpoint of troubles”
Topic |   The Philippines

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Chinese warships sail through the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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