Philippine demonstrators protest against China’s activities in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Photo: AP Philippine demonstrators protest against China’s activities in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Philippine demonstrators protest against China’s activities in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Photo: AP

South China Sea: Philippine defence secretary says Beijing’s ‘historical rights don’t exist’

  • Delfin Lorenzana’s remarks follow the Philippine government’s official protest over Beijing’s confiscation of fishing equipment near the disputed Scarborough Shoal
  • China claims most of the sea, often invoking its so-called nine-dash line to justify its alleged historic rights to the key waterway

Topic |   South China Sea
Philippine demonstrators protest against China’s activities in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Photo: AP Philippine demonstrators protest against China’s activities in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Philippine demonstrators protest against China’s activities in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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