The US has expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP The US has expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP
The US has expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP
South China Sea

US backs Philippines in stand-off over South China Sea reef

  • The US embassy said it shared the concerns of the Philippines and accused China of using ‘maritime militia to intimidate, provoke, and threaten other nations, which undermines peace and security’
  • Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday demanded about 200 Chinese vessels he said were militia boats leave the Whitsun Reef, which is claimed by both Manila and Beijing

Topic |   South China Sea
The US has expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP The US has expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP
The US has expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP
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