China Claims Filipino Violation of Territorial Waters

The Chinese Coast Guard has claimed that five Filipino ships violated Chinese territorial waters adjacent to the Spratly Islands. The accusation reads below:

”China Coast Guard Spokesperson Gan Yu said that on November 10, two small transport ships and three Coast Guard ships from the Philippines trespassed. The Chinese government allows unauthorized entry into the waters adjacent to Ren’ai Reef in China’s Nansha Islands. The Chinese Coast Guard follows Philippine ships in accordance with the law, takes control measures, and makes temporary special arrangements for the Philippines to transport food and other necessary daily supplies. China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands, including Second Thomas Shoal, and its adjacent waters. The Philippines’ actions violate China’s territorial sovereignty, violate the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, and violate its own commitments. We urge the Philippines to immediately stop its infringing actions. The China Coast Guard will continue to carry out rights protection and law enforcement activities in waters under China’s jurisdiction in accordance with the law and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and maritime rights and interests.”

The Filipino government has not confirmed this incident as of this publication.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.

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