China provocation

PH protests ‘provocative acts’ of Chinese gov’t ships in WPS

Some Chinese government vessels have committed “provocative acts”, including illegally sending radio challenges against Philippine authorities patrolling the country’s waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Wednesday night.

In a statement posted on its official Twitter account, the DFA said it protested the “unlawful issuance of over 200 radio challenges, sounding of sirens, and blowing of horns by Chinese government vessels” against Filipino authorities “conducting legitimate, customary, and routine patrols over and around the Philippines’ territory and maritime zones.”

“These provocative acts threaten the peace, good order, and security of the South China Sea and run contrary to China’s obligations under international law,” it said.Read More

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