Manila hits Beijing’s ‘blatant disregard’ of South China Sea vow

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The Philippines files two more diplomatic protests after maritime authorities spotted a total of 165 Chinese vessels within Manila’s EEZ.

Manila has filed two more diplomatic protests against China over what it calls “blatant disregard” of Beijing’s commitment “to promote peace and stability in the region” following the continued presence of Chinese vessels within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the country’s maritime law enforcement agencies observed a total of 165 Chinese fishing vessels, maritime militia vessels and coastguard vessels spread throughout Manila’s EEZ as of April 20.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/23/manila-hits-chinas-blatant-disregard-of-south-china-sea-pledge

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