Chinese ships anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AFP Chinese ships anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AFP
Chinese ships anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AFP

Philippines sends navy on ‘sovereignty patrols’ to South China Sea amid fears Whitsun Reef is ‘Scarborough Shoal 2.0’

  • Military chief orders deployment to the South China Sea amid claims a Chinese militia fleet of 200 boats has surrounded disputed Whitsun Reef
  • The United States has said it will back the Philippines, but China is adamant there is no militia – only fishing vessels

Topic |   South China Sea
Chinese ships anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AFP Chinese ships anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AFP
Chinese ships anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: AFP
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