China may allow Filipinos to fish in Panatag
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China will consider giving Filipino fishermen conditional access to disputed waters in the South China Sea after the leaders of the two countries meet in Beijing this week, two Chinese sources with ties to the leadership said. President Duterte plans to raise the plight of Filipino fishermen when he meets his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on Thursday, a Philippine official told Reuters. China seized Scarborough Shoal - claimed by Beijing as Huangyan island and by Manila as Panatag - in 2012, denying Philippine fishermen access to its rich fishing grounds.
China may allow Filipinos to fish in Panatag. (2016, October 19). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A19.
Fishing rights; Disputes; Territorial waters; Fishers; Conferences; Fishing grounds; Exclusive economic zone; International cooperation; Bilateral agreements; Navigation; Artificial islands; Law of the sea; International law; Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Duterte, Rodrigo; Xi, Jinping; Arroyo, Gloria; Wang, Yi