Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: National Task Force-West Philippine Sea / AFP Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: National Task Force-West Philippine Sea / AFP
Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: National Task Force-West Philippine Sea / AFP
Diplomacy

South China Sea: Manila gets tough on Beijing over Whitsun Reef row, earning praise from even Duterte’s critics

  • The swarming of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea could signal a shift in the pro-Beijing position that Manila has cultivated for five years
  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s aide has warned that China’s ‘territorial incursions’ could trigger ‘unwanted hostilities’ between the two nations

Topic |   Diplomacy
Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: National Task Force-West Philippine Sea / AFP Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: National Task Force-West Philippine Sea / AFP
Chinese vessels anchored at Whitsun Reef. Photo: National Task Force-West Philippine Sea / AFP
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