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PH Lodges Diplomatic Protest Against China

https://dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/dfa-releasesupdate/27445-ph-lodges-diplomatic-protest-against-china

PASAY CITY 20 August 2020 – The Department lodged today a diplomatic protest to China over the illegal confiscation by the Chinese Coast Guard of fish aggregating devices (payaos) of Filipino fishermen in Bajo de Masinloc in May.

The Philippines also resolutely objected to China’s continuing illicit issuances of radio challenges against Philippine aircraft conducting legitimate regular maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea. END


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The Philippines files diplomatic protest against China over the Chinese Coast Guard's illegal confiscation of fish aggregating devices of Filipino fishermen in Bajo de Masinloc in May. www.cnn.ph
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China's response

China hits back, deems PH acts in WPS provocative
posted August 24, 2020 at 01:10 am by Manila Standard

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/332240/china-hits-back-deems-ph-acts-in-wps-provocative.html

China on Saturday urged the Philippines to stop its allegedly "illegal provocations" in the West Philippine Sea, claiming it was intruding into China’s security and Sovereignty.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian issued the statement after the Philippines filed a diplomatic protest against China for what it said was China’s “continuing illicit issuances of radio challenges [against] Philippine aircraft conducting legitimate regular maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea.”

The Philippines had sent military planes over the air space of the disputed Spratly Group of Islands, where most of the Philippine claims in the West Philippine Sea are located.

But China, which claims allegedly historic rights to the islands, said sending the planes was an intrusion on its security and sovereignty.

In its diplomatic protest, the Philippines also slammed the Chinese Coast Guard's confiscation of fish- aggregating devices installed by Filipino fishermen.
The Philippines filed a diplomatic protest against China following the confiscation of the devices in a shoal off Zambales.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it sent a diplomatic protest to China on Thursday over the incident that took place in May 2020 in the Philippine-claimed Bajo de Masinloc.

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