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2024-05-15 15:02:47

Escalating Tensions in the South China Sea: Philippines Asserts Sovereignty Amid Reclamation Activities

The Philippines has deployed a warship and partnered with the US to counter alleged Chinese reclamation activities in the South China Sea, aiming to address escalating tensions. Filipino activists and fishermen also sailed to the Scarborough Shoal to assert Manila's sovereignty, based on international law, while avoiding confrontation.

China's coastguard responded by conducting enforcement activities, emphasizing its sovereignty over the disputed area. Amid concerns of interference from China, the Philippine Navy is escorting fishermen to Scarborough Shoal, maintaining close contact with the civilian fleet.

Additionally, a Chinese think tank warns that Vietnam's land reclamation in the Spratly Islands may risk expanding disputes in the region.

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News - South China Morning Post
15. Mai 2024 um 10:00

South China Sea: Philippines sends warship to assert sovereignty, counter alleged reclamation activities by Beijing | South China Morning Post

The Philippines has deployed a warship to the South China Sea to assert its sovereignty and counter alleged Chinese reclamation activities. The navy's increased patrols and surveillance efforts reflect its strategy to address escalating tensions in the disputed waters. The Philippines has also partnered with the United States to enhance its maritime domain awareness through the use of space technology.
Yahoo News
15. Mai 2024 um 03:52

About 100 Filipino activists and fishermen sail on wooden boats to disputed shoal guarded by China

Filipino activists and fishermen sail to disputed shoal in the South China Sea to assert Manila's sovereignty over the Scarborough Shoal. The activists aim to civilianize the region and safeguard territorial integrity based on international law while avoiding confrontation. Tensions between the Philippines and China have escalated, with recent incidents of water cannon use on Philippine ships by Chinese coast guard vessels.
China - South China Morning Post
15. Mai 2024 um 12:13

Scarborough Shoal: China’s coastguard ‘defends rights’ as Philippine activists head to contested waters

China's coastguard conducted enforcement activities near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea as a group of Philippine activists and fishermen headed to the disputed area. The shoal is claimed by both countries and tensions have escalated, raising concerns of armed conflict. China warned that it would respond to any breaches of its sovereignty, while also stepping up its presence in the Scarborough Shoal.
Thế giới - VnExpress
15. Mai 2024 um 09:27

Philippine Navy escorts fishermen to Scarborough Shoal

The Philippine Navy and Coast Guard are escorting a group of fishermen to Scarborough Shoal amid concerns of interference from China. Around 100 Philippine fishing boats with more than 100 fishermen, volunteers, journalists, and international observers set sail on May 15th to Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. The Philippine Navy and Coast Guard will provide escort and maintain close contact with the civilian fleet, which is expected to arrive at Scarborough Shoal on May 18th.
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