China to throw CG 'bad apples' into sea - envoy
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China's Ambassador Zhao Jianhua admitted Tuesday there were “bad apples” in the Chinese Coast Guard and said he would throw them into the South China Sea to feed the fish, but a foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing said Filipinos could fish in Scarborough Shoal—which is within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone—only “out of goodwill.” Both statements were issued after Filipino fishermen complained that members of the Chinese Coast Guard were in the habit of boarding their boats and taking their catch. “Even in the best-regulated families, accidents happen. So we always have bad apples but if we have bad apples, you know what I’m going to do, I’m going to throw them into the South China Sea and feed the fish,” the Chinese envoy said in an interview.
Fabunan, S. S., Barcelo, V., Requejo, R., & Ramos-Araneta, M. (2018, June 13). China to throw CG 'bad apples' into the sea - envoy. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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Exclusive economic zone; Fishers; Fishery agreements; International agreements; Military operations; Territorial waters; Disputes; Chinese Coast Guard (CCG); GMA News; Kalayaan Group of Islands; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Duterte, Rodrigo; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Sihuela, Rommel; Zhao, Jianhua; Geng, Shuang; Roque, Harry
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