A Chinese coastguard ship arrives in Manila. Photo: Handout

Militia fishing ships ‘not on agenda’ as Chinese coastguard visits Philippines

  • First Chinese coastguard ship to visit the Philippines docks in Manila
  • Visit is touted as an opportunity to talk – but there’ll be no discussion of claims fishing ships are doing Beijing’s dirty work in the South China Sea
Topic |   South China Sea

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A Chinese coastguard ship arrives in Manila. Photo: Handout
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.