Chinese warships enter West Philippine Sea
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Chinese naval vessels entered Philippine waters on Feb. 1 amid efforts by the Philippines to peacefully resolve its territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea through arbitration in the United Nations. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday that a naval fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entered the West Philippine Sea “for patrol and training missions” this week. Xinhua said the three ships from the PLA Navy’s North China Sea fleet—the missile destroyer Qingdao and missile frigates Yantai and Yancheng—traveled through the Bashi Channel, an international sea route between Luzon and Taiwan, before entering the West Philippine Sea at 11:40 a.m. on Friday.
Quismundo, T. (2013, February 5). Chinese warships enter West Philippine Sea. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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Defence craft; Territorial waters; Disputes; Law of the sea; International law; International waters; Exclusive economic zone; Bilateral agreements; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Governments; People’s Liberation Army (PLA); United Nations (UN); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)