China is adopting very different approaches to disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines in the contested South China Sea, reports Duowei News, an outlet run by overseas Chinese.
On May 4, Chinese and Vietnamese naval ships engaged in a tense standoff near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Both countries accused the other of ramming their boats, with China also utilizing water cannons, though neither side denied the use of “force.”
Meanwhile, on May 10, the Philippines announced that it had imprisoned 11 Chinese fishermen since May 6 after they were caught with endangered sea turtles near the waters of the disputed Spratly Islands, also in the South China Sea.
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