Philippines send fishing vessels to China-claimed Scarborough Shoal | DW News

Tension between the Philippines and China: Conflicting claims over ocean waters in Southeast Asia has led to tense ship encounters. The Philippines is stepping up its defense of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China claims it as Chinese territory and has controlled it for the past decade. The Philippines, in turn, has insisted its fishermen have the right to continue to access those waters – and in recent months, have backed up its warnings, with action.


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