A Philippine boat fishes during sunset at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in April 2017. Photo: Reuters

Philippine fishermen protest Chinese harvesting of giant clams on Scarborough Shoal in further South China Sea dispute

  • The fishermen say Beijing has ignored a previous protest and the activities of Chinese vessels are severely damaging the environment
  • Claims come as China insists Chinese vessel’s collision with Filipino boat was an accident and it had not tried to rescue fishermen for fear of being besieged
Topic |   The Philippines

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A Philippine boat fishes during sunset at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in April 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle presented to him by former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo: AP

China-Philippines war over South China Sea? Duterte is fear mongering, says Hague tribunal point man Florin Hilbay

  • Former solicitor general who led the Philippines to victory at the Permanent Court of Arbitration wants a tougher stand by Manila
  • Florin ‘Pilo’ Hilbay says claims Beijing would go to war if the Philippines stands up to its ‘bullying’ are ‘fear mongering’ by Rodrigo Duterte
Topic |   South China Sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle presented to him by former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo: AP
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