The Philippines has repeated calls for Chinese boats to leave Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, located within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Photo: AP The Philippines has repeated calls for Chinese boats to leave Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, located within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Photo: AP
The Philippines has repeated calls for Chinese boats to leave Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, located within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Photo: AP
South China Sea

South China Sea: Philippines says Whitsun Reef dispute shows China intends to occupy more ‘features’

  • Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the continued presence of ‘Chinese maritime militias’ reveals their intent to further occupy parts of the waterway
  • The arrival of more than 200 Chinese ships at the reef in the Spratly Islands sparked a diplomatic row between Manila and Beijing

Topic |   South China Sea
The Philippines has repeated calls for Chinese boats to leave Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, located within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Photo: AP The Philippines has repeated calls for Chinese boats to leave Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, located within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Photo: AP
The Philippines has repeated calls for Chinese boats to leave Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, located within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Photo: AP
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