Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021. Photo: Handout via Reuters Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021. Photo: Handout via Reuters
Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021. Photo: Handout via Reuters
South China Sea

Philippines repeats call for Chinese ships to leave Whitsun Reef 

  • The country’s defence minister Delfin Lorenzana said he was ‘no fool’ after Beijing claimed the vessels were sheltering from the wind
  • Manila has said the ships are being used as a ‘militia’ in the South China Sea

Topic |   South China Sea
Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021. Photo: Handout via Reuters Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021. Photo: Handout via Reuters
Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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