A Chinese coastguard ship attempts to block a Philippine government vessel at Second Thomas Shoal in 2014. Photo: AP

Philippine minister takes to Twitter to order diplomatic protest over Chinese ships

  • ‘Do I have to fly home to file the goddamned diplomatic protest myself?’ Teodoro Locsin Jnr tells staff after Chinese vessels seen at shoal guarded by Filipino soldiers
  • Beijing is stepping up its activities in the disputed South China Sea amid a swell of patriotic pride sparked by National Day celebrations, and it wants the world to see
Topic |   South China Sea

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A Chinese coastguard ship attempts to block a Philippine government vessel at Second Thomas Shoal in 2014. Photo: AP
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