South China Sea: Filipino teens camp on disputed island


(CNN)China and Taiwan are expressing their displeasure with a ragtag band of Filipino activists who have waded into a regional dispute over territory in the South China Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said the Chinese government is “strongly dissatisfied” with protestors from the Philippines, who landed Saturday on a small island that is a source of tension between the two neighbors.

“We once again urge the Philippine side to withdraw all its personnel and facilities from the Chinese islands and reefs it is illegally occupying,” Lu said.

Some 47 young activists from the group Kalayaan Atin Ito landed on the island to protest China’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea, according to Joy Ban-eg, a spokesperson for the group.

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