PH slams patrols Sino fishers
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The Philippines yesterday denounced China’s announced fishery patrols in the Spratlys group of islands, as it asserted its sovereignty over its established maritime boundaries in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also called on China to “act responsibly” amid simmering tensions in the region over the contested waters, the subject of a Philippine arbitration bid in the United Nations. “We again call on China to respect our territorial sovereignty and exclusive economic zone. The Philippines strongly objects to the Chinese patrols in the Philippines’ maritime domain in the West Philippine Sea,” said DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez.
Quismundo, T. (2013, February 27). PH slams patrols Sino fishers. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A3.
Fishers; Territorial waters; Law of the sea; International law; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Disputes; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); outh China Sea Fishery Bureau of China’s Ministry of Agriculture; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Hernandez, Raul; Wu, Zhuang