A protest in Manila against China’s actions in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
A protest in Manila against China’s actions in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

South China Sea: Philippine navy chief warns of Chinese ‘provocation’

  • Vice-Admiral Giovanni Bacordo calls for diplomatic protest against presence of two Chinese research ships near the disputed energy-rich Reed Bank
  • Chinese navy has been trying to provoke its Philippine counterparts into firing ‘the first shot’, he says

A protest in Manila against China’s actions in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
A protest in Manila against China’s actions in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
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