Updated: Jan 20
PH to welcome Chinese coast guard ship in Manila next week
A Chinese coast guard ship is set to arrive in Manila next week at the invitation of the Philippine government. But a retired magistrate warned that welcoming sea vessels from China, which claims ownership of the West Philippine Sea, will not look good in the eyes of other nations. More from Chiara Zambrano. - The World Tonight, ANC, January 10, 2020
How Indonesia drove away Chinese ships in the South China Sea
MANILA, Philippines — While the Duterte government refuses to invoke the Philippines' legal victory in the South China Sea arbitration, Southeast Asian neighbor Indonesia has successfully defended its sovereignty against China.
The latest report from Indonesia's armed forces indicates that Chinese vessels encroaching on the vicinity of the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea have left the area.
Indonesia's exclusive economic zone from the Natuna waters overlap with China's so-called nine-dash line, which the Hague-based arbitral tribunal invalidated in its July 2016 ruling.
‘Chinese coast guard regularly intimidate Filipino fishermen’
WASHINGTON – What’s happening to Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea?
At about the same time as a senior Philippine military officer denied reports Filipino fishermen were being harassed by Chinese security forces in the vicinity of Scarborough or Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, an even more senior US admiral said the fishermen were being regularly harassed and intimidated.
Adm. Philip Davidson, head of the US Indo-Pacific Command, told a House armed services committee on Wednesday that Chinese coast guard vessels now under the command of the Central Military Commission “regularly harass and intimidate fishing vessels from our treaty ally, the Philippines, operating near Scarborough Reef, as well as the fishing fleets of other regional nations.”
Chinese coast guard continue to harass Filipino fishermen in Scarborough — report
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 12:14 p.m.) — Despite the "red lines" that the Philippines has set for China, the Chinese continue to harass Filipino fishermen in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal.
The disputed shoal is 124 nautical miles from the coast of Zambales but Chinese Coast Guard vessels are seen in the area, according to a report from GMA News' Jun Veneracion.
In the report, a Chinese coast guard speedboat can be seen going to the Filipino fishermen's boat where the television crew is also aboard.