Filipino fishermen -- on frontline of Beijing’s battle in disputed South China Sea -- prepare their nets for another day’s work after unloading their tuna catch. Photo: AP/File
Filipino fishermen -- on frontline of Beijing’s battle in disputed South China Sea -- prepare their nets for another day’s work after unloading their tuna catch. Photo: AP/File

South China Sea: Philippine fishers on frontline of China’s battle for disputed waters

  • Fishing ground near Scarborough Shoal, tapped by generations of Filipinos, is one of many potential flashpoints for conflict in the South China Sea
  • China often invokes the so-called nine-dash line, a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s, to justify its claims in the disputed waters

Filipino fishermen -- on frontline of Beijing’s battle in disputed South China Sea -- prepare their nets for another day’s work after unloading their tuna catch. Photo: AP/File
Filipino fishermen -- on frontline of Beijing’s battle in disputed South China Sea -- prepare their nets for another day’s work after unloading their tuna catch. Photo: AP/File
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