Militia fishing ships ‘not on agenda’ as Chinese coastguard visits Philippines

14 Jan
The first Chinese coastguard ship ever to visit the Philippines was officially welcomed on Tuesday, as Manila called on Beijing to discuss ways of ensuring the safety of both countries’ fishermen at sea.The controversial visit, which is being led by Commandant General Wang Zhongca and lasts until Friday, comes amid growing anger in the Philippines over China’s repeated incursions into both the country’s exclusive economic zone and what Manila claims as its territory in the South China Sea.“The…

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