China to punish violators
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China has assured the Philippines it would not tolerate violations of Filipinos’ fishing rights at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal and would apply the law against violators, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Sunday. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua gave the assurance to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella during a dialogue Friday and to Cayetano himself in an event Saturday night. Zhao gave the assurance following the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the China Coast Guard at the contested Panatag Shoal, located just 124 nautical miles from the coast of Zambales province.
Villanueva, R., Reyes, D., & Antiporda, J. (2018, June 11). China to punish violators. The Manila Times, pp. A1, A2.
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Fishing rights; Protected areas; International agreements; Fishers; Governments; Military operations; Territorial waters; Disputes; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Philippine Coast Guard; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Alejano, Gary; Arevalo, Edgard; Honasan, Gregorio; Lorenzana, Delfin; Gordon, Richard; Zhao, Jianhua; Abella, Ernesto; Xi, Jinping; Aquino, Paolo Benigno IV; Trillanes, Antonio IV
- The Manila Times