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2024-05-15 15:13:22
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Philippine Civilian Convoy Asserts Sovereignty in South China Sea Dispute

A civilian convoy comprising Filipino activists, fishermen, and volunteers sailed towards Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea to assert the Philippines' sovereignty over the disputed territory. Escorted by the Philippine Navy and Coast Guard, the convoy aimed to peacefully assert territorial rights following recent tensions with China, including water cannon incidents.

China, in response, deployed ships to block the protest flotilla, emphasizing the escalating tensions in the region. The Philippines also reinforced its stance by deploying a warship to counter alleged Chinese activities, in collaboration with the United States for enhanced surveillance.

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News - South China Morning Post
15. Mai 2024 um 01:17

South China Sea: Philippine civilian convoy sails towards disputed Scarborough Shoal

Politics
Civilians on board Philippine fishing boats sailed towards Scarborough Shoal, a China-controlled reef in the South China Sea, to distribute provisions to Filipino fishermen and assert their rights to the disputed waterway. The trip comes after a recent incident where China coastguard vessels fired water cannon at two Philippine government boats in the same area. The convoy, escorted by a Philippine coastguard boat, aims to peacefully assert the Philippines' sovereign rights and safeguard territorial integrity.
The Guardian
15. Mai 2024 um 05:55

South China Sea: huge civilian Filipino flotilla heads to disputed shoal to ‘assert sovereign rights’

Politics
A flotilla of Filipino fishing boats and activists sets sail for a disputed shoal in the South China Sea to assert Manila's sovereignty over the Scarborough Shoal. The group aims to civilianize the region peacefully and safeguard territorial integrity despite tensions with China.
Yahoo News
15. Mai 2024 um 03:52

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

Politics
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.
Thế giới - VnExpress
15. Mai 2024 um 09:27

Philippine Navy escorts fishermen to Scarborough Shoal

Politics
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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