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Title: Duterte denounces China's illegal acts in Ayungin Shoal
Post by: adroth on November 22, 2021, 03:18:13 PM
Duterte denounces China's illegal acts in Ayungin Shoal
By CNN Philippines Staff

Published Nov 22, 2021 1:06:13 PM

https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/11/22/Duterte-China-Ayungin-Shoal-water-cannon.html

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) President Rodrigo Duterte slammed China for harassing Philippine vessels in Ayungin Shoal.

During his speech at the ASEAN-China Special Summit on Monday, he urged China to exercise utmost self-restraint after three Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and fired water cannons at Philippine boats in the country's territory last week.

"We abhor the recent event in the Ayungin Shoal and view with grave concern other similar developments. This does not speak well of the relations between our nations and our partnership," said Duterte, who has cultivated close ties with China and has rarely rebuked Asia's giant.

He added stakeholders must avoid the escalation of tension and work towards the peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international law.

"There is simply no other way out of this colossal problem but the rule of law," the President said.

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Title: Re: Duterte denounces China's illegal acts in Ayungin Shoal
Post by: adroth on November 22, 2021, 03:28:40 PM
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