Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on Saturday. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea/Handout via Reuters Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on Saturday. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea/Handout via Reuters
Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on Saturday. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea/Handout via Reuters
South China Sea

South China Sea: Philippine military vows to continue aerial patrols after plane warned off by Chinese vessels near disputed reef

  • Chinese radio operators challenged the aircraft with local journalists on board ‘at least five times’ as it flew over Calderon Reef, Mischief Reef and Johnson Reef
  • The Philippines has been carrying out ‘sovereignty patrols’ since some 200 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted near Whitsun Reef, which falls within its exclusive economic zone

Topic |   South China Sea
Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on Saturday. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea/Handout via Reuters Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on Saturday. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea/Handout via Reuters
Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on Saturday. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea/Handout via Reuters
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